The Milwaukee Bucks need to make improvements on their defense. It’s now sounding like a broken record as fans and experts alike agree on the notion that if the Bucks want to live up to the lofty expectations people have on them, they will need to do something about their defense.
Regardless of how old and tiring it may sound, it doesn’t make this notion any less true.
Milwaukee Bucks Urged to Sign Veteran Free Agent
The Bucks have already been linked to a handful of players that could be made available toward the February trade deadline. However, with Milwaukee currently short on tradeable assets, another route they could take is via free agency. The options are obviously far less enticing as opposed to the trade market, but with a little luck, the Bucks could still make a notable addition to their roster that will help improve the squad.
Zach Buckley of Bleacher Report recently conjured up a list of potential free-agent targets for each of the 30 teams in the league, and he believes combo guard Austin Rivers could be good fit for Milwaukee.
“He may not be a shutdown stopper, but he’d help cover some of the leaks that have plagued this perimeter group all season. He also offers a pinch more offensive ability than a defensive specialist, as he could add smatterings of shooting and shot-creation to Milwaukee’s mix,” Buckley wrote.
As Buckley stated, Rivers is no star. However, he could be a useful addition, especially if they are able to get the 31-year-old for cheap.
The last time we saw Rivers active in the NBA was last season with the Minnesota Timberwolves where he averaged 4.9 points, 1.6 rebounds, and 1.4 assists per game.
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