Welcome to the Brew Hoop Night Shift. Every evening at 9:00pm (central time), this all-purpose thread goes up, and the comments section is where it’s going down. What Bucks news did we not cover? What topics do you want to break down further? Or is there something non-Bucks that you want to bounce off of one another? Even something non-basketball? This is the place.
Today’s (on)topic: Option Decisions
Tomorrow, 10/31. Same for picking up Thon's 18/19 option (which obviously is going to happen). Last year they picked up Vaughn's on 10/29. https://t.co/u67rJOKH1D— FrankMadden (@fmaddenNBA) October 30, 2017
So the decision on whether or not to re-up Rashad Vaughn is upon us. Vaughn’s contract is cheap and I can’t see the team not picking up the option based on that alone. With a looming cap crunch, having as many cheap contracts on the books is ideal, however, Vaughn does not contribute much beyond that, if anything. Maybe the front office takes a gamble and decides there is an upgrade in the 2018 draft and Vaughn’s services are no longer needed? If picked up, Vaughn will earn a tick under $3 million for the 2018-19 season. If you are the decision maker do you pick up or decline Vaughn’s option?
As Frank mentioned, Thon Maker’s decision is also due, but it seems like a foregone conclusion that his option will get picked up. Once picked up, Thon will earn just under $2.8 million to ply his trade for a third season.
Today’s (off)topic: Favorite Halloween Costume as a Kid
My favorite Halloween costume that I wore as a kid was a homemade bulldog one. I was in kindergarten and my mom slapped a way too big, brown, hand-me-down sweater on me, pinned a curly-ish tail made up of a bushel of pipe cleaners, and topped it off with a handcrafted foam bulldog masquerade-type mask. I have never been able to top that costume.
Which costume was your favorite to put on as a kid, or which costume has been your favorite to see your own kids in?
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