Bucks Roster : How will Giannis and the Bucks line up with Jrue Holiday, Bobby Portis and DJ Augustin?

Raahib Singh
|Published 21/11/2020

The Milwaukee Bucks want to make Giannis stay, and they’re showing him that they mean it through their activity this offseason.

The Milwaukee Bucks were the strongest team in the 2019-20 regular season. They had the best record in the NBA in the regular season. All that came crashing as they entered the Bubble. They were 3-5 in their seeding games and got eliminated in the second round of the playoffs, at the hands of Jimmy Butler and the Heat. All of that did not sit right with Giannis Antetokounmpo, who is entering his final year of contract with the Bucks.

The Bucks management and Giannis had a 3-hour long meeting before he left for his home country, and there it was decided that the management would do all they can to help their chances at winning. It certainly seems they’re keeping their word. The Bucks traded George Hill, Eric Bledsoe, three first-round picks, and two pick swaps to the New Orleans Pelicans for Jrue Holiday.

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How will the Bucks and Giannis Antetokounpo be affected by the new additions?

Apart from Jrue Holiday, the Bucks also added two new players in free agency. In their first move, they signed free agent Bobby Portis on a two-year deal.

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Secondly, they signed DJ Augustin on a three-year deal.

These two moves clearly show that the Bucks are trying to rebuild their bench depth that had depleted. Seeing how the Bucks Bogdan Bogdanovic trade fell through, they may have signed DJ Augustin as a guard replacement for the same. Even though DJ’s 3pt shooting accuracy was at a low 34.8%, but he still can shoot the ball well.

After these moves, the Milwaukee cap space stands as follows:

This means we can see one or two more veteran minimum deals in the near future.

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Raahib Singh

Raahib Singh

Raahib Singh is an NBA Editor at The SportsRush. A Computer Science Engineer by qualification, Raahib's passion for sports drew him toward TSR. He started playing basketball when he was 14, and fell in love with the sport ever since. His interest in the NBA developed at the same time as when Stephen Curry put the entire league on notice. Raahib was spellbound by Steph and the Warriors and has been a fan since. From starting off as a Warriors fan, Raahib has evolved into someone who can never miss a good game of basketball. He converts his love for the game and the knowledge he has gained into the articles he writes. In his spare time, he enjoys cricket, going for walks, and murder mysteries.

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