The Milwaukee Bucks are headed into an unexpectedly uncertain off-season. After their early exit from the 2023 NBA Playoffs, the Bucks moved on from their head coach Mike Budenholzer. In a somewhat surprising move, Milwaukee hired Adrian Griffin as the next head coach. They also recently hired assistant coach Terry Stotts. Now the Milwaukee Bucks will have to start retooling their roster before the 2023-24 NBA season in order to push for a second championship in four years. That “re-tooling” may come in the form of free agency, and their predicted number one target would be a big splash.
Chris Paul was a somewhat surprising named added to the free agency list this year. The Phoenix Suns waived the 12-time All-Star recently. The Milwaukee Bucks have been widely talked about as a likely landing spot for the veteran guard. Dalton Sell of Fansided wrote that "Having Paul would undeniably help the Bucks. Many fans think the Bucks should slide Jrue Holiday to shooting guard next season to alleviate some pressure off of him offensively, and Paul is one of many names who could help them do so."
Of course, Chris Paul returning to the Suns is always a possibility, but the Milwaukee Bucks have been named as one of the top landing spots for the guard. The Bucks would be a natural potential landing spot for Chris Paul. They could use a natural playmaker on the offense and Paul, if nothing else, is that at this point in his career. Any team that signs him should not expect him to play a big role and that’s why the Bucks make sense.
With Chris Paul playing next to Jrue Holiday, Khris Middleton, and Giannis Antetokounmpo, his defensive concerns would be mitigated. If he’s looking for one last shot at winning a title, there is a strong argument to be made that the Bucks would be a great choice.
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