Milwaukee Bucks Rumors: Signing Myles Powell to two-way contract

Mar 7, 2020; Omaha, Nebraska, USA (Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports)
Mar 7, 2020; Omaha, Nebraska, USA (Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Milwaukee Bucks are making moves as the first half of their 2020-21 season is nearly in the books.

First reported by The Athletic’s Shams Charania, the Bucks are planning to sign Westchester Knicks guard Myles Powell to a two-way contract. A corresponding move has yet to be announced or reported as the Bucks have both Jaylen Adams and Mamadi Diakite, who had recently been recalled by the Bucks, under two-way contracts.

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Some Bucks fans may already be familiar with Powell’s exploits as he was a college star at Seton Hall and regularly played against the Marquette Golden Eagles in the Big East.

It’s safe to say Powell’s scoring prowess has translated quite well from college to the professional ranks if his time in the G League is any indication. Powell averaged 17.8 points on .448/.446/.818 shooting splits, 4 assists, 3.3 rebounds, 1.7 steals across 28.1 minutes per game in his 13 appearances with the Knicks.

Powell went undrafted in the 2020 NBA Draft, but was quickly scooped up by the New York Knicks in the wake of the draft, who had signed him to an Exhibit 10 deal to bring him into training camp and thus, hold his G League rights.

The Milwaukee Bucks could be where Myles Powell reaches his NBA dream.

As mentioned earlier, Powell was a bona-fide star over his time at Seton Hall as it was where he earned All-American first team honors, won the Jerry West award and was named the Big East Player of the Year in his senior season. Over his 129 appearances with the Pirates, Powell averaged 17.5 points on .421/.346/.814 shooting, 3.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.3 steals in 30.8 minutes per game.

Unfortunately, Powell never got the run to the NCAA Tournament he envisioned to close out his career with Seton Hall as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, but he’s clearly grown his game to warrant such a look by an NBA team like the Bucks.

After all, Powell is keen on blazing his own trail into the NBA as he recently discussed with Adam Zagoria of last month:

"“I love playing basketball so me getting reps down here, I don’t find it a problem,” Powell said. “And when they told me what’s what they wanted to do, so this is my journey, this is my story, I know kids back home are looking up to me so I’m just going to keep pushing.”"

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Powell has certainly pushed his way into the NBA with this call-up. Whether it’s the start of something of special remains to be seen, but it’s a deserving check point in Powell’s nascent professional career. Welcome to Milwaukee, Myles!