Ranking Milwaukee Bucks' 2023-24 midseason roster moves after Jaylin Galloway signing

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No. 2 - Signing Danilo Gallinari via the buyout market

After freeing up a roster spot at the NBA Trade Deadline, the Bucks were given the opportunity to add another player for the stretch run. Rather than waiting to see which players might become available in the coming days leading up to the March 1 deadline, the team pounced on Danilo Gallinari, who had a turbulent season up to that point, playing for both the Washington Wizards and Detroit Pistons.

The decision to add Gallinari made a lot of sense for the Bucks, but the two main reasons were due to a need for frontcourt depth and his familiarity with Doc Rivers. With Robin Lopez out of the mix, it was clear the team needed another big body for depth, and Gallinari filled that. He played under Rivers in Los Angeles, giving the coach more familiarity as he adjusts to taking over the team mid-season.

In five games thus far, Gallinari has not exactly impressed with the Bucks, averaging just two points while shooting 3-of-12 from the floor, including 0-of-4 from three. He hasn't played a significant role, but he's clearly struggled to find his footing in his limited minutes. Many will say he's "washed," but if he has anything left in the tank, it may take time. After all, it's only been five games.

At the bare minimum, Gallinari gives Milwaukee depth behind Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brook Lopez and Bobby Portis. He can be a "break glass in case of an emergency big man," which is something the Bucks needed down the stretch. When Khris Middleton returns from his injury, Gallinari's role will likely lessen even more. On a minimum deal, this is a low-risk move for added depth.