Shabazz Muhammad talks brief tenure with Milwaukee Bucks, NBA return

CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 23 (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Spending the past few seasons playing overseas, Shabazz Muhammad, who previously played for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Milwaukee Bucks, is reportedly eyeing an NBA comeback. In his recent phone interview with HoopsHype’s Michael Scotto, Muhammad, who recently played for the San Miguel Beermen this year, reflected on his playing career in the NBA and overseas as he ponders what the future may hold for him.

Shabazz Muhammad detailed what it was like joining the Milwaukee Bucks

After spending the first four-and-a-half seasons of his career with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Muhammad was waived and signed with the Bucks during the 2017-18 season, where he played in 11 regular season games and four postseason games with the franchise. Though that may not seem like a lot of time, Muhammad detailed his time in Milwaukee and his teammates.

"“It was a new situation for me. It was my first time playing in the playoffs, which was a big thing. I thought I played well and I liked playing with that team. It was a great team with a young Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, etc.”"

While Muhammad did not go too deep into his time with the Bucks, which is understandable as he was only there for 15 games, it is interesting to hear his perspective. Hearing from former players that ever had the opportunity to play alongside the younger versions of Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton before they were what they are today is always fascinating. It seems as if the veteran enjoyed his time with the team and playing alongside these two future champs.

Shabazz Muhammad talked about his NBA comeback hopes, but would he make sense for the Milwaukee Bucks?

After his time with the Bucks concluded once the team fell to the Boston Celtics in seven games in the first round of the playoffs, Muhammad took his talents overseas. As Muhammad talked about throughout the interview, he believes the time overseas has helped him improve his game and he is serious about making an NBA comeback. When asked how he could help a team, Muhammad delivered a quality answer.

"“I think obviously scoring. There’s a lot of small ball now in the NBA. I’m a really good rebounder, and it’s one thing I take an initiative in. I’d bring energy off the bench. That’s one thing I know I did when I was in Minnesota. I’d make sure I’m always staying fit and ready while being the best teammate I can be off the floor as well to the young guys.”"

Listening to Muhammad describe what he brings to the table, he sounds like he would be a great fit for the Bucks right now, ironically. Bench scoring has been a problem for the defending champs all season along, and they could certainly use the added boost. Bringing him back to Milwaukee to reunite with Antetokounmpo and Middleton would undoubtedly be something. It seems unlikely, but who knows, the Bucks did workout Tyreke Evans recently, who had been out of the league for the past three seasons. As they look to fill out their roster, perhaps taking a look at a former player could be an option.

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