The Milwaukee Bucks are expected to add a high lottery pick this offseason to their already in-process rebuilding project. Despite all of the young talent there will be holes to fill. The frontcourt has a few pieces, but outside of Brandon Knight, the backcourt is lacking. Detroit Pistons guard Rodney Stuckey will become an unrestricted free agent after the season and could fill a gap in this area.
Milwaukee really only has Knight and Nate Wolters as guards to build on. I refuse to acknowledge O.J. Mayo as part of the future (despite his contract) and don’t believe the Bucks will pay Ramon Sessions his asking price. Wolters is probably more of a backup, and a lot fans are hoping the Bucks find a starting shooting guard through the draft or free agency.
Stuckey, a big guard at 6-foot-5, is not the long-term starting guard the Bucks will also need. However, he does posses a lot of skills and experience that would increase depth and able to start when needed. This season he is averaging 13 points, two rebounds and two assists a game. These numbers have remained fairly consistent over the past couple seasons.
Bottom Line: The Bucks are going to need to add depth to their backcourt this offseason. Stuckey is a player who could come in and complement a young team and teach defense by example. This is not a franchise altering move nor is it a break-the-bank signing. This is a move to improve the bench and provide depth in the backcourt.
David is a NBA writer for Rant Sports. Follow David S. Grant on Twitter @david_s_grant