Milwaukee Bucks: Instant reactions to signing guard Tremont Waters

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - APRIL 25 (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - APRIL 25 (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images) /

Just when everyone thought the Milwaukee Bucks were done making roster moves, they brought in another fresh face Tuesday night.

First reported by The Athletic’s Shams Charania, the Bucks have agreed to a deal with guard Tremont Waters, who will compete for a spot in training camp. As Charania noted, the Bucks have an open two-way slot that they could still fill, and it seems like Waters will get a shot to prove why he should get that deal.

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Waters has spent the last two seasons playing with the Boston Celtics, although he has not much seen time on the floor. The guard has appeared in just 41 games over his two seasons with the team and averaged 3.8 points, 0.9 rebounds, and an eye-catching, to some degree, 2.1 assists per game.

Numbers like that certainly do not jump off the page, but perhaps the Bucks see something that we do not. Still, we will give it a chance. Let us see how Waters might fit with the current Bucks roster.

Initial reaction to The Athletic’s Shams Charania reporting that the Milwaukee Bucks have signed Tremont Waters

On the surface, there truly is not much to dissect with this signing. Averaging less than 10 minutes per game for his career, it is hard to evaluate what type of player Waters is and what exactly he might hypothetically bring to the table for the Bucks. At 23-years-old, he is certainly a young player that still has some developing to do, and perhaps the team wants to get a closer look to see if he would be worth a two-way.

If he does eventually make the cut, Waters will join a point guard rotation that is loaded with talent behind Jrue Holiday and George Hill. While most of the floor general duties will go to these two savvy veterans, Waters could give the team some insurance at the position in the event that they need an extra point guard on the roster. Waters showed off a knack for passing during his limited action with Boston, and if he can tame his recurring turnover issue, then perhaps he could be an interesting guard to have close by.

Ultimately, this signing does not mean too much on impact. Waters will get a fair shot in training camp with the defending world champions to showcase his talents. The Bucks always bring in an array of outside pieces to camp, and this is no different. It seems inevitable that they will fill that open two-way slot at some point down the road, and if he has a strong showing with the Bucks in their upcoming training camp for the 2021-22 season, perhaps he could snag it.

Perhaps a change of scenery could do him some good as the guard looks to find his footing after two uneventful seasons with the Celtics. The Bucks brought another hidden gem over from the Celtics this offseason in Semi Ojeleye, so there will be some familiarity with Waters.

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Only time will tell how the signing pans out in the coming weeks, but good luck, Tremont!