9 Bucks free agent signings that crashed and burned during Giannis era

The Bucks must learn from these regrettable free-agent signings.
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8. Mirza Teletovic

The Bucks made the playoffs in their second season with Giannis but took a step backward in 2015-16. It was clear the Greek Freak and Khris Middleton were breaking out, but Milwaukee needed floor spacing. They were 30th in the NBA in 3-pointers made and attempted in 2016. With Giannis as a non-shooter, the Bucks needed some firepower.

There was a massive cap spike in 2016, which left every franchise with money to spend. It is how Kevin Durant went to the Warriors, but the Bucks were left giving Teletovic a three-year $30 million contract. The 6’9 forward was coming off his best NBA season where he averaged 12.2 points and 3.8 rebounds in 21.3 minutes per game, but he had zero shot of living up to his new contract.

Teletovic had a strong relationship with Jason Kidd from their one season together with the Nets, but things were not the same in the Cream City. Teletovic played just 16.2 minutes per game and his efficiency plummeted. He lasted just 80 games and parts of two seasons before being waived.

The Milwaukee Bucks had money to burn but made a poor choice in signing a reserve 3-point shooter offering little else. Teletovic was not the only crash and burn signing from the team's 2016 free agent class.