Milwaukee Bucks: Regrading the highly discussed Torrey Craig signing

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The overall regrade for Torrey Craig’s deal with the Milwaukee Bucks

All in all, Craig’s short-lived time with the Bucks was just a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time, along with some bad luck. The injuries were unfortunate, and when he was fortunate enough to get time out on the floor, he often looked rusty as his minutes were never consistent with the Bucks, having played a career-low 11.2 per game.

With Craig struggling to get off the bench most nights, trading him to the Suns for cash was the right move to make. The team had acquired P.J. Tucker moments before that deal went down, and Tucker ultimately filled the role that many believed Craig would when the team first signed him. For Craig, he would see his playing time immediately increase once he touched down in Phoenix in both the regular season and the playoffs.

While Craig would ultimately lose to the Bucks in the Finals, things worked out well for both sides. This signing will never appear on the worst signings list in franchise history, but it will not scratch the surface of the best either. Instead, it is somewhere in the middle as a move that had potential to succeed but just never panned out the way that many hoped.

BTBP Regrade: C

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The Bucks will see Craig more often next season after he signed with the Indiana Pacers, their division rivals, this past offseason.