5. Kyle O’Quinn, Center
The Bucks have an issue at center that has led them to be one of the worst rebounding teams in the NBA over the past few seasons. Sure Henson and Thon Maker are long and can block a few shots, but they are way too thin. This lack of muscle allows them to get pushed around by bigger centers and bullied down low.
O’Quinn is only 6-foot-10, but he’s a big, bruising player who can bang with the best of them. He’ll bring a toughness to the position that’s been lacking and give them an enforcer in the paint as well.
Although he can’t shoot very well from the outside, he can do enough other things to make it worth the Bucks time. At 28-years-old he’s coming off the best season of his career with the New York Knicks as he averaged 7.1 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. He might not be worth the whole mid-level exception, but the Bucks could certainly use his grit.