Ranking Milwaukee Bucks' mid-season roster additions after Ryan Rollins signing

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No. 1 - Trading for Patrick Beverley

The Bucks were linked to countless names ahead of the trade deadline, but Patrick Beverley was not among them, which made it surprising when it was announced they had acquired the guard from the Philadelphia 76ers. Many were somewhat let down that trading for Beverley was Milwaukee's big deal at the deadline, but the guard can certainly help this team, which he's shown in spurts thus far.

Beverley gives Milwaukee a much-needed point of attack defender. Though he's 6-foot-2, the guard has always played bigger than he is, meaning he can match up against various positions. In his four games with the Bucks to this point, Beverley has provided solid defense while serving as a pest for his opponents, which is undoubtedly his calling card.

On top of what he brings to the court in terms of playstyle, Beverley provides the exact type of vocal presence this team has lacked for most of the season. He's not afraid to let his teammates hear about it when someone misses an assignment, and that type of accountability is what Milwaukee needs to get the wheels turning on that side of things.

Through his first four games with the Bucks, Beverley has averaged a mere 14.8 minutes per contest. Following the NBA All-Star break, that number should increase as the team attempts to establish and execute an identity on defense. Coach Doc Rivers knows what Beverley brings to the table from their previous stint together, and it's time for him to use the guard.

Of all of the newcomers, Beverley has the most potential to make an impact due to his savvy play on the defensive end. He could end up being a key cog in the rotation down the stretch.

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