​The ​Milwaukee Bucks are still trying to fortify their roster ahead of the NBA playoffs and may look to one veteran player to shore up their offense.


According to reports, the Bucks are interested in signing ​Cleveland Cavaliers veteran J.R. Smith, despite the 33-year-old remaining on the Cavs' roster. 

​​Smith played in just 11 games this season before being shut down by the ​Cavaliers. He averaged 20.2 minutes and 6.7 points per game while shooting 30.8 percent from beyond the arc. 


He's averaged 2.0 made threes per night throughout his 16-year career in the league and perhaps the Bucks think he's an intriguing bench option. 

​buyout for Smith seems unlikely at this point. The veteran shooting guard is due to earn $14.7 million this year and represents a dead cap hit of $18.59 million. 


Smith made an infamous gaffe during last year's NBA Finals, effectively summing up the Cavaliers' performance against the Warriors in the entire series. Is that really a presence the Bucks want on their team come playoff time?