Since selecting him in the first round of the 2022 NBA Draft, the Milwaukee Bucks have made it clear how much they believe in MarJon Beauchamp.
Though the youngster didn’t see much of a role last year, he was expected to get in on the action more this season, which has been the case thus far. Management clearly sees him as a long-term piece for this franchise, which made the decision to pick up his third-year option, as reported by The Athletic’s Eric Nehm, an easy one.
Milwaukee Bucks make obvious decision on MarJon Beauchamp’s future
It would have been shocking had the Bucks declined Beauchamp’s option. With it exercised, he will now be back in Milwaukee next season with a salary of $2.7 million. It’s an incredibly low-risk move that allows the Bucks to keep their promising young wing in town for another year. He has another club option for 2024-25, which the team will have to make a decision on next year.
Every Bucks fan wants to see what Beauchamp can do with a larger role this season. On paper, he is exactly what this Milwaukee team needs on the wing due to his athleticism, tough defense, and ability to make a highlight play at any time. He could very well be the ultimate X-factor for a team that has been looking for answers on the wing for a while now.
Although he’s only played in two games this season so far – having missed one due to an illness – Beauchamp has looked solid. Though he’s not stuffing the stat sheet, averaging six points and 1.5 rebounds, he’s making an impact with his defense and energy. Clocking in 16.5 minutes per game, he’s making the most of his minutes when given the chance.
It wouldn’t be too surprising if his role increased as the season went on, as well as his productivity. It’ll be interesting to follow Beauchamp throughout his sophomore year and see just how valuable he truly becomes for the Bucks. For a team that has lacked an injection of youth over the last few years, a big year from the promising Beauchamp could go a long way.
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