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NBA Free Agency 2020: Day 3 Open Thread

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Some pieces are falling into place, but there is still more to come...

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It has been a whirlwind of a week, and there is still more for the Milwaukee Bucks to do. Let’s briefly recap the major storylines from the week:

Giannis Antetokounmpo has not signed the supermax extension...yet

Jrue Holiday will be a Milwaukee Buck...but that’s probably it

No, Bogdan Bogdanovic will not be a Buck...probably ever

Bobby Portis and D.J. Augustin are the main free agency additions...so far

Pat Connaughton is coming back...and it’s weird

Jaylen Adams and Mamadi Diakite are our two-ways


As it stands, the Bucks don’t have very much space to make any more impact acquisitions. They should be able to fill out the roster with minimum-level deals, and are likely targeting players who might fill the gaps that remain. In my view, they could still use a true backup center, another guard, and depth on the wings.

Here are some details to keep in mind, as we understand them right now:

  • Players currently under contract: $110.4M (Giannis, Khris, Jrue, Brook, Donte, Thanasis, D.J.)
  • Bucks Free Agents: Pat Connaughton (Early Bird rights), D.J. Augustin (MLE), Bobby Portis (BAE), Frank Mason III (Qualifying Offer, RFA), Jaylen Adams (two-way), Mamadi Diakite (two-way)
  • Dead money: $5.0M (Larry Sanders and Jon Leuer)
  • Salary cap: $109.1M
  • Luxury tax: $132.6M
  • Tax apron (“hard cap”): $138.9M

As always, we’ll do our best to update this post with relevant news, and if the news is significant enough to merit a post, we’ll make sure to have that up for you all in short order. All the pieces are starting to fall into place, which is good since we are officially ONE MONTH AWAY from the start of the 2020-21 NBA season!


UPDATE: The Bucks have landed Bryn Forbes, a shooting specialist from San Antonio.


UPDATE: The Bucks have continued filling out their roster with Torrey Craig, a big defensive wing who had his qualifying offer pulled by the Denver Nuggets.


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