The Milwaukee Bucks are currently locked in on their NBA Finals matchup with the Phoenix Suns. The Bucks were able to tie the series back up at two games apiece, with Game 5 set for Saturday back in Phoenix.
While all the focus is on their pursuit of the Larry O’Brien Trophy, they are also prepping for the offseason. It will be a quick turnaround from the NBA Finals conclusion to the offseason getting underway, so the Bucks front office will have to be ready.
While a majority of the Bucks’ core is locked in for the 2021-22 season, Jeff Teague and P.J. Tucker are the only players without a contract for next season that have appeared in a playoff game.
Bobby Portis and Bryn Forbes both have player options for the season and could decline those to seek bigger paydays.
With them locked in, adding players via free agency will prove to be difficult. They will be armed with only veteran minimums and whatever exceptions they qualify for. The front office will have to get creative if they want to add talent to the roster, and one player they could target is Victor Oladipo.
Oladipo is dealing with a second quadriceps tear and could be sidelined through December. Despite that, the Milwaukee Bucks should still consider pursuing him and here are three reasons why.