Grading Delon Wright's brilliant deal with the Milwaukee Bucks

The Bucks have boosted their backcourt depth.
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This NBA off-season has seen a number of Eastern Conference teams make moves to put themselves in a position to challenge the Boston Celtics. The Milwaukee Bucks made their first move of this free agency by acquiring a veteran guard in Delon Wright.

Backup point guard play was always an issue for the Bucks this past season. Wright brings not only a veteran presence but a real defensive presence, too. For many Bucks fans, he has been a name that's come up on many occasions as someone who can be added to the roster and play a vital part.

Wright spent last season with the Washington Wizards before moving on to the Miami Heat. After he hit the free agent market briefly, he finds himself heading ot Milwaukee.

Let's grade this deal.

The financial aspect of Delon Wright's deal with the Milwaukee Bucks

Per The Athletic's Eric Nehm (subscription required), Wright signed a one-year, $3 million veteran minimum deal to join the Bucks. That is important to note because It had initially been reported as a deal worth $3.3 million, which would have put the Bucks in an odd spot financially.

Instead, it's $3 million, which is the veteran minimum for a player with nine-years of NBA experience.

Financially, this is a great deal for the Milwaukee Bucks. Taking a vet like this on a one-year deal is always safe and doesn't leave you tied to that player if it doesn't work out. Wright has been more of a bench player his career and a good one at that. However, with Malik Beasley looking like he may move on from the Bucks, the shooting guard spot could be there for Wright if Doc Rivers likes that partnership in the backcourt.

Coming into this off-season, we knew the Bucks didn't have the money to spend, so picking up a dependable player like Wright for the vet minimum is just what the Bucks needed. There will likely be other veterans on similar deals joining the Milwaukee Bucks to fill out the roster, but there are unlikely to be as many that possess as good value as this, considering the team's needs.