4 Bucks Playing Their Final Postseason in Milwaukee

The Milwaukee Bucks are heading into crucial playoffs. It might be the last postseason in Milwaukee for a few veterans.
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4. Patrick Beverley

Similar to Malik Beasley, the 35-year-old guard is also having as good of a season as one could hope for from a veteran-minimum contract. Acquired at the trade deadline from the Philadelphia 76ers, Pat Bev has had a large role for the Bucks, filling in during the absences of Lillard and Middleton. He even got the starting nod as the season progressed as Doc Rivers went with more defense-focused lineups.

Beverley can bring intensity and defensive competence to any team he goes to. However, at this stage of his career, he is an extremely limited offensive player. He is shooting less than 40% from the field and less than 35% from three during his Bucks tenure.

He is also not the defensive stopper he once was even though he is clearly an upgrade over other options Milwaukee has there. He fouls a ton and is not the quickest guy out there anymore.

Plus, there is all the baggage Beverley comes with. There is a reason he is on his fifth team in three years as he has a tendency to wear out his welcome. He is constantly chirping to referees, teammates, and opponents, making him not the most ideal locker room presence.

Beverley's deal expires at the end of the season. He would be fine to bring back as a deep bench option next season but it would be wise to communicate that to him. If his expectation is to continue playing 20 minutes per game, the Bucks will be better off finding a younger, higher-upside player.

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