Milwaukee Bucks: Grades for Tony Snell’s four-year, $46 million deal

MILWAUKEE, WI - APRIL 22: (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)
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MILWAUKEE, WI – APRIL 22: Tony Snell
MILWAUKEE, WI – APRIL 22: Tony Snell /

It wasn’t a surprise that the Milwaukee Bucks quickly re-signed Tony Snell, but was it a good deal for both parties? Let’s take a closer look.

History suggested the Milwaukee Bucks liked to get their business done quickly, and so it proved as they re-signed Tony Snell as June crossed over into July on Saturday morning.

The NBA’s leading news-breaker, Adrian Wojnarowski, finalized his own major free agent move with his first action at ESPN being to report the details of Snell’s new deal with the Bucks.

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As confirmed in a later follow-up report, Snell’s contract will take in four-years at a guaranteed $44 million, with the deal also including potential for a further $2 million in incentives. Snell can also choose to opt out for free agency again with a player option at the end of his third year.

Having excelled in Milwaukee following a trade from Chicago — and being thrust into a season-long starting role through injuries to both Khris Middleton and Jabari Parker — Snell’s return longer-term is hardly a shock.

Are the terms of the deal ultimately good for the player, and for a team facing colossal pressure in trying to avoid paying the luxury tax at the end of the upcoming season?

Let’s weigh up the situation in greater detail for Snell and Milwaukee, and dish out a grade for the deal.