3 Wisconsin Herd players who could leap to the Milwaukee Bucks next season

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TyTy Washington

The Milwaukee Bucks have struggled mightily in games that Damian Lillard has missed this season. It's not surprising to see a team struggle without one of its superstars, but the lack of a table-setting floor general in his absence has also been a problem, as the offense has been known to stall. If they want to try and patch this hole, perhaps they could take a look at TyTy Washington.

The 22-year-old guard has been a key cog for the Herd this season, holding the title as arguably their best player. In 24 appearances, he averaged 21.3 points, 8.3 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 1.1 steals per contest while shooting 42.6 percent from deep, showcasing that he can do a bit of everything on the court when given the opportunity.

If the Bucks continue a recent trend of looking for a new backup point guard year after year, taking a swing on Washington would make sense, giving them a true point guard who can add a dash of youth to this rotation. Washington himself has expressed a desire to make the jump to the Bucks full-time next season, and Milwaukee might be wise to take him up on that.

The biggest concern would be how the 6-foot-3 guard would hold up defensively, as he is undersized and could be targeted. If he can hold up on that end, it would make this move all the more justifiable. Considering he was a first-round pick in 2022, Washington has the talent, but he needs a chance to show it off.

Washington got legitimate game action in Milwaukee's recent loss to the Memphis Grizzlies due to Damian Lillard and Patrick Beverley both missing time, and though he did not stuff the stat sheet or anything, it was nice to see him get his feet wet on the court. Perhaps he'll get a chance be on it much more next season and beyond in a reserve role.

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