3. Amir Johnson, Center
Amir Johnson may not be as talented as the two players above him on this list, but he brings a veteran presence that is valuable as well.
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At 31-years-old, Johnson has been in the league since 2005 when he entered the NBA as an 18-year-old rookie. Although he barely played his first two seasons in the league, he’s grown into a very serviceable role player and bench piece.
He played with the Philadelphia 76ers last year, the Boston Celtics the two seasons before that and the Toronto Raptors before that. All in all, he’s made an appearance in the last five postseasons and has racked up 50 career playoff games.
In Milwaukee, he could fill the Tyler Zeller role as the third big man. However, he’d be much better. He can body with the bigger players and play pretty good defense on the low block. This would allow the Bucks to play the matchups to their advantage. Again, he wouldn’t be worth the whole mid-level exception so it could open the door for the Bucks to sign someone else.