Can Cameron Payne adequately handle the backup point guard duties?
Payne was added late in the offseason to fill the backup point guard spot.
It is a good thing he is here, as the Bucks were slated to enter training camp with Lindell Wigginton and TyTy Washington Jr. fighting for the backup role. Both are on two-way deals, so the team needed a veteran.
You might remember Payne being a solid bench player for the Phoenix Suns in 2021. He averaged 10.3 points per game, 4.5 assists per game, and 36.8% from three last season.
If the Milwaukee Bucks can get that production out of Payne this season, that would be a good way to replace Jevon Carter, who departed this offseason in free agency.
Limited resources to upgrade the roster in season.
The Milwaukee Bucks do not have a lot of assets left to make a trade at the deadline.
They do not control the rights to their first-round picks for the rest of the decade. They only control two second-round selections during that span.
There is not a whole lot the Bucks can offer in a trade.
If any roster issues present themselves in-season, the front office will most likely have to use the buyout market to add any players.
That is why young players like Beauchamp, AJ Green, Chris Livingston, and Andre Jackson Jr. will need to develop to become assets on the trade market or fill in during an injury.