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

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The second free agent target - Naji Marshall

With very little spending money, the Milwaukee Bucks need to buy low on a high-reward candidate in NBA free agency. A player who fits the mold is Naji Marshall.

Like Dunn, the Bucks were also reportedly interested in Marshall at the trade deadline, as reported in the same tidbit from Fischer. Their interest was very reasonable, as the Bucks were hunting for more size and versatility on the perimeter, two things that the 6-foot-7 Marshall could have brought to the table in Milwaukee.

With great size and length, the 26-year-old forward could give the Bucks a possible wing-stopper on the defensive end, something they have longed for. He's also decent on the offensive end, coming off a season where he averaged 7.1 points per game while shooting a career-best 38.7 percent from the perimeter. Strong two-way play like that is exactly what this Milwaukee team needs.

The Athletic’s Will Guillory said on a recent episode of the HoopsHype Podcast that the New Orleans Pelicans are "sold" that Marshall will leave them in the off-season due to the team's other financial situations. He notes that Marshall will aim to get himself paid. If that does not pan out, perhaps he'd be willing to take a prove-it deal with a contender to showcase his worth like Malik Beasley.

If they could snag him on a minimum deal, this would be a low-risk move for the Milwaukee Bucks, who will be hunting for wing defense and versatility.