The Milwaukee Bucks are heading into a key offseason for the future of their franchise. With Giannis Antetokounmpo having the opportunity to leave town next offseason should he choose to do so, the Bucks need to focus on bringing more talent in around their franchise star to keep him.
While the rumors so far have focused on the Bucks pursuing big-time trades for players like Chris Paul, Victor Oladipo, and Russell Westbrook, adding better role players could also make sense.
Milwaukee already has a “Robin” to Antetokounmpo’s “Batman” in Khris Middleton. There is no question that Middleton is a star and capable of putting up 30 points on any given night. Adding more talent to take more of a load off of Antetokounmpo and Middleton is a must.
Kane Pittman of the LockedOn Bucks Podcast has an intriguing idea for the Bucks. He thinks there is one free agent in particular the Bucks should target to pair with Antetokounmpo moving forward.
I think the reason why I’m so excited about any potential Danilo Gallinari addition and why I’d be moving some stuff around to make this happen is that when we spoke about why the Bucks are so limited this offseason, it’s because I didn’t think that there was going to be a player out there that the Bucks could add to their roster with the money they had without forcing some sort of weird trade and giving up some sort of strange assets.
That’s why Gallinari, whether it was the exception or a little bit more than that, is a player I didn’t think that they would be able to acquire.
Gallinari would certainly be an intriguing addition for the Bucks. He is set to hit free agency and has a great offensive game to go along with high basketball IQ. The Bucks could certainly use a guy with his skill-set.
During the 2019-20 NBA season with the Oklahoma City Thunder, Gallinari ended up averaging 18.7 points per game to go along with 5.2 rebounds and 1.9 assists. He shot 43.8 percent from the floor overall and knocked down 40.5 percent of his three-point attempts.
At 32 years old, Gallinari is entering the final stage of his prime. Joining a team like the Bucks to play alongside Giannis Antetokounmpo and compete for an NBA Finals win would make a lot of sense for him.
Plenty of teams will line up with interest in Danilo Gallinari this offseason. The Bucks may or may not be one of them, but he certainly would be a good fit.