Grading A.J. Green’s fantastic deal with the Milwaukee Bucks

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - DECEMBER 30 (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Last week the Milwaukee Bucks re-signed sharpshooter A.J. Green to a multi-year deal with only the first guaranteed. Having impressed when on a two-way deal with the team last season, the front office felt it was the right decision to bring him back on a full contract.

The Bucks initially tendered his two-way offer to make him a restricted free agent, allowing them to match any deal made and ultimately bring him back on the team as a much-needed 3-point specialist. Now with Malik Beasley on the roster, who hit the most threes from the bench last season, the Bucks have a great pair to come in and provide an outside threat.

The financial aspect of A.J. Green’s deal with the Milwaukee Bucks

Per Spotrac, Green has signed a three-year deal worth $6.3m with $1.9m guaranteed in this upcoming season. The following two years are non-guaranteed at $2.1m and $2.3m. For a player coming off of his two-way deal, it was never going to be more than this, but this is a steal with what Green can bring on the offensive side of the game.

With the two following years non-guaranteed, it allows the Bucks to not be tied down to the deal, but with the glimpses Green showed last season, his specialism can easily make him a vital piece of the team’s future. In the 2022-23 season, he only appeared in 35 games but shot an incredible 42 percent from three and hit around 1.5 threes per game. Under Adrian Griffin, who is known for his player development, Green should see more time on the court, and if he shoots at that clip, then he can assert himself as one of the best shooters in the league.

From a financial aspect, this is a low-risk, high-reward deal for the Bucks. They are in control of his salary, and Green will have the motivation to keep his spot on the team and guarantee those two extra years.