Miles Plumlee is returning to the Milwaukee Bucks, and in general that shouldn't come as a surprise. While Greg Monroe's ongoing tenure in Milwaukee has left the Bucks' center position in ongoing limbo, Plumlee established himself as a useful rim-runner and mobile defender in the second of last season, playing well as a situational starter alongside Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jabari Parker and Khris Middleton.
What did surprise many of us, however, was the reported price the Bucks are willing to pay: four years and $52 million. That's a long and sizable investment in a 27-year-old restricted free agent whose ceiling would seem to top out at "good role player," especially given the leverage the Bucks would have presumably had at this stage of the summer. So how does Plumlee's return fit into the Bucks' immediate and long-term future? We recorded a very necessary EMERGENCY PODCAST (!) to discuss: