We hardly knew ya as a Buck Bronson, thanks for playing. It was announced late this afternoon that the Bucks requested waivers on the undrafted guard out of the University of Wisconsin.
Bucks Request Waivers on Bronson Koenig https://t.co/U5TYzZQJNf— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) September 21, 2017
It seemed like a story too good to be true when Koenig inked the first of Milwaukee’s two-way contracts earlier this summer. The La Crosse product would be able to play for his home state team for their newly launched in-state G-League team, offering Wisconsin fans an immediate player to grab ahold of on the new squad. Instead, it looks like Koenig was sent packing before he got a chance to show out with the Herd.
Koenig’s crisp 3-point shooting and pull-up propensity made him seem like a decent match for this Bucks’ squad on paper, but there were certainly questions whether he had the athleticism to cut it it at the big league level. His rather disappointing summer league showing did little to quell those fears, as he both shot poorly and looked a little overmatched against the superior athletes.
This now means Milwaukee has both its two-way contracts open after being one of the first teams to fill their slots. Obviously we all hope they use it to find another intriguing piece with some upside. I’m sure plenty of people think Koenig might’ve been devoid of much upside and undeserving of that slot, but it is too bad the Herd won’t have a hometown product to tout while marketing its inaugural year.
At least we will always have his Xavier game-winner.