If you believe that now is the time for the Bucks to act boldly in free agency or the NBA Draft, the question becomes what position is ripe for an investment. Jason Kidd's strong endorsements of Michael Carter-Williams suggest that the starting point guard spot will not be open for an intense competition. The rising cap and the leverage provided through restricted free agency places re-signing Khris Middleton at the top of the offseason list of priorities. Jabari Parker and Giannis Antetokounmpo are still the obvious centerpieces of the franchise. Positional ambiguities aside, we're left with the center spot open for serious competition and possible investment this summer.
Zaza Pachulia is coming off a sneaky successful campaign, and John Henson did enough to rekindle hope during the playoff series against the Chicago Bulls, but the Bucks have some wiggle room with how they choose to stack the center position this offseason. In our latest podcast episode, we evaluate the potential free agent centers to see if any big man represents an upgrade or a hidden value compared to the guys already on the roster. Top-tier bigs like Marc Gasol and DeAndre Jordan are likely out of reach, but the list still includes some interesting names. Is Brook Lopez worth the gamble? Is Greg Monroe too good to pass up? Is Roy Hibbert worthy of consideration? Would you want the Bucks to take a chance on someone like Enes Kanter, Robin Lopez, or Omer Asik? We discuss these options in the podcast posted below. Take a listen and then let us know what you think in the comments.