1 Trade, 2 free agent targets that could help Milwaukee Bucks bounce back in 2024-25

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The first free agent target - Kris Dunn

As is tradition year after year, the Milwaukee Bucks face uncertainty with the backup point guard position heading into the off-season.

Although Patrick Beverley proved to be a strong post trade deadline addition, it's unclear if he will be back in green next season, especially after hinting that he'd like a bump in pay. If the team is unable to re-sign Beverley for the minimum, they could very well have to scout the market for a replacement, and a player who could fit nicely is Kris Dunn.

Prior to acquiring Beverley, the Bucks actually did hold an interest in Dunn, per Yahoo Sports insider Jake Fischer. The fit made sense, as Dunn, who had a bit of a resurgence with the Utah Jazz this past year after bouncing around for several years, proved to be a pesky defender and capable guard in a starting or reserve role.

In 66 games with Utah, including 32 starts, this past season, Dunn averaged 5.4 points, 3.8 assists, 2.9 rebounds and a steal in 18.9 minutes per game. He'd give Milwaukee scoring, passing and tough defense nightly in a backup point guard role.

If Beverley bolts, the Bucks would be justified in reigniting their interest. The guard, who just turned 30 years old, could likely be had on a team-friendly deal, especially if he wants to take a similar route to Malik Beasley, who signed with the Bucks on a minimum deal last off-season in hopes of cashing out the following free agency after helping a contender.