Wright has showcased his athleticism on both ends of the court since signing with Milwaukee on Mar. 14.
With his second 10-day contract set to expire, the Bucks announced Tuesday night that Chris Wright will sign a multi-year deal with the team.
The #Bucks have signed forward Chris Wright to a multi-year contract.
— Andrew Gruman (@AndrewGruman) April 16, 2014
The term “multi-year” can be a little misleading. And in this case, it kind of is. For a team to commit to a D-Leaguer who’s been on board for less than a month is quite rare, and it appears Wright’s contract will not be guaranteed next season. That means the Bucks will have until early January 2015 (this season’s deadline was Jan. 10) to decide if they want to keep Wright around for the rest of next season, at which point his deal would become guaranteed.
Chris Wright's second 10-day deal is up and #Bucks have signed him for rest of season (Wed.) and to non-guaranteed deal for next season.
— cfgardner (@cf_gardner) April 16, 2014
Regardless, the athletic wing will remain with the Bucks for Wednesday’s finale against Atlanta and throughout the offseason, when he’ll likely join Milwaukee’s Las Vegas Summer League squad.
In seven games with Milwaukee, the Dayton product is averaging 6.0 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 15.4 minutes. Wright previously played for the Maine Red Claws, where he put up 19.8 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 41 starts.