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

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Charlotte Hornets - Amari Bailey

A second-round pick of the Charlotte Hornets in the 2023 NBA Draft, Amari Bailey didn't see much of a prominent role this past season. The two-way player appeared in just 10 games for Charlotte, and though it seems likely that they will aim to retain him, perhaps the Milwaukee Bucks could attempt to poach him and add him to their backcourt.

Bailey's most desirable features come on the defensive end. At 6-foot-5, he's taller than most of his peers at the position, and he's a relentless point-of-attack defender, using that to hound opponents and create steals. The Bucks could undeniably use a player like that off the bench, turning the tide from their usual trend of employing undersized backup guards who get targeted defensively.

Offensively, Bailey didn't get to show much at the NBA level, but he dazzled in the G-League as a three-level scorer, averaging 19.3 points and 4.7 assists while shooting 42 percent from distance. That doesn't mean he'll automatically be able to translate that to the next level, but it shows that he's got the tools to provide a spark offensively, in addition to playing relentless defense.

At just 20 years old, Bailey is still incredibly young and has not even scratched the surface of the kind of player he could be. For a Milwaukee team in need of youth, defense and bench scoring, Bailey fits a lot of what this roster is lacking. If they could snag him from Charlotte, it could be an under-the-radar signing that pays off down the line.