4. A Healthy Team
Last season, the Bucks had several members of their rotation miss significant portions of the season. Jabari Parker, Malcolm Brogdon and Matthew Dellavedova played less than 50 games. While Parker may not be back with the team next season, he is a strong piece of this team when healthy. Brogdon is a former rookie of the year who is a steadying force on both ends of the floor. Dellavedova is scrappy and tenacious on the defensive end of the floor.
When healthy, Brogdon was fourth on the team in minutes per game. While he’s not an athletic marvel, he is solid in his production. He’s a near 40 percent shooter on three-point attempts at 38.5 percent. His ability to stretch the floor will be very welcomed next to Antetokounmpo and Eric Bledsoe. Dellavedova, while he’s not particularly strong on either end, his tenacity can cause issues for opponents.
Parker’s market appears to be drying up as he has yet to sign a deal a week into free agency. It’s possible he signs a one year deal with the team to become an unrestricted free agent next season. Parker started to come into his own as a former number three overall pick. His three-point shooting shot up 11 percent from his second to third seasons. If it weren’t for injuries, the team may have locked him up long ago. If he’s back and healthy this season, he’ll be a strong piece for them.