1 Realistic free agent target the Milwaukee Bucks should pursue from each team

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Houston Rockets - Jae'Sean Tate

The Houston Rockets will be tasked with deciding whether or not they should accept Jae'Sean Tate's club option worth $6.9 million this off-season. Coming off a year where he saw the fewest minutes of his career on average, it wouldn't be surprising if they let him go. In that case, the Milwaukee Bucks would be wise to pounce on him.

The 6-foot-4, 230-pound Tate has utilized his build rather well defensively throughout his career, serving as a Swiss Army Knife who can play either forward position while guarding players of all shapes and sizes. He could slide seamlessly into Milwaukee's smaller lineups due to his versatility and ability to switch defensively, two things that would make him an incredibly valuable piece.

It's a tad strange that Tate has fallen out of Houston's rotation over the last two years after such a strong start to his career. In his first two seasons between 2020-22, he averaged 11.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.2 steals per game. He's still just 28, and perhaps if he was given a key role once again, he could get back to producing at that level.

In the event that Jae'Sean Tate hits the market, the Bucks should be all over him. Snagging him on a "prove it" deal could be a massive signing. This could possibly end up being like the aforementioned signing of Derrick Jones Jr. for Dallas in the sense that it seems like a quiet move at first but pays off in a big way down the line.