With the signing of Cameron Payne, the Milwaukee Bucks have officially filled out their 15-man roster ahead of training camp.
The Bucks went through some pretty seismic changes this off-season, which many believed was necessary after their first round blunder against the Miami Heat. The front office went all out this off-season to give this team a new identity and put them in a position to win. With that said, is the new roster better than last season’s team? Let us break it down.
Which Milwaukee Bucks are returning?
While the Bucks underwent significant changes, 10 players from last season’s roster will be back.
Of course, Giannis Antetokounmpo will be back, as he’s under contract for several more seasons. Khris Middleton and Brook Lopez both inked new deals to stick around, as the front office did the most that they could to retain those two key cogs.
Thanasis Antetokounmpo and A.J. Green also signed new, short-term deals with Milwaukee, while Lindell Wigginton remains on a two-way. Jae Crowder re-upped with the Bucks on a one-year deal worth the minimum, which could pay huge dividends down the road.
Pat Connaughton, Bobby Portis, and MarJon Beauchamp are also set to be back, with none of the trio having entered free agency.
Not too many complaints here. The Bucks dished out a good chunk of change to keep Middleton and Lopez, but that’s much better than losing them and not being able to replace their production. Green and Crowder, both on team-friendly deals, are nice pieces who could potentially become an interesting duo as it pertains to the wing rotation.