6 Former Milwaukee Bucks the team can re-sign this summer

The Bucks may bring these players back.
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2. Luke Kornet

Kornet played exactly one game with the Bucks after signing a ten-day contract in 2022. His three minutes featured one rebound and one personal foul, but no other stats. If you went to the refrigerator to get a snack, you likely missed his time in Milwaukee.

The 7’2 big man was bouncing around the league but appears to have found a home in Boston. He is third string behind Kristaps Porzingis and Al Horford but played by far the most regular season minutes of his career. Kornet averaged 5.3 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 1.0 block in 15.6 minutes per game and enters free agency right in the middle of his prime.

Does Kornet leave the Celtics? They need a backup big man with Horford’s age and KP’s injury history. Boston is in the NBA Finals and can pay him more because they have his Bird Rights. The Celtics have spending concerns of their own, which could force them to end their relationship with the 7’2 big man.

Does Luke Kornet chase a championship on a conference rival? Jrue Holiday went from the Bucks to the Celtics, so do not rule out Kornet doing the reverse. Milwaukee could use a backup behind Brook Lopez, but can only offer the minimum in free agency.