Crucial basketball decisions will be the focal point in Milwaukee this offseason. Despite having $73 million in guaranteed contracts and Bird rights on free agents Khris Middleton and Malcolm Brogdon, the rest of the roster outside of Eric Bledsoe and Giannis Antetokounmpo could see a makeover as a result of finances and cap restrictions. Or the Bucks could bring back mostly the same team but at a much higher cost.
Although 6 p.m. ET on June 30 marks the first time they can officially negotiate with free agents, Milwaukee general manager Jon Horst will need to have clarity on the price point for each of the team's own free agents to be able to plan ahead.
Here are the tough decisions that the Bucks will face this offseason, the financial implications and how their decisions will set up the franchise's future title contention.