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Bucks’ Interest In Mickael Pietrus Has Waned

Earlier in August, we heard that the Bucks were hoping to add an athletic wing to their roster, and were eyeing a couple free agent options in Mickael Pietrus and C.J. Miles. The Bucks have yet to make a move, and Miles has been snapped up by the Cavaliers, leaving Pietrus as an obvious fit. But while Milwaukee is still in the market for a big wing, the club's interest in Pietrus has "waned," according to Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times (via Twitter).

Pietrus' agent, Bill McCandless made some strong statements last month about his client's salary expectations, saying there was "no chance" Pietrus would sign for the veteran's minimum. The Bucks have $4.35MM of their mid-level exception remaining, so they could easily offer the 30-year-old more than a minimum salary, if they so choose. But based on Woelfel's tweet, it appears they're exploring other options.

As our list of unrestricted free agents shows, Josh Howard, Matt Barnes, Michael Redd, Josh Childress, Terrence Williams, and Tracy McGrady are among the wings still looking for an NBA contract. If none of those names interest the Bucks, the team could also explore the trade market or sign a lesser free agent to a non-guaranteed deal.

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One thought on “Bucks’ Interest In Mickael Pietrus Has Waned

  1. kodi feehan

    The bucks should be talking to trade happy Denver…. Wilson and gallinari will be feeling a little on the out since Denver landing iggy for the rest of his basketball career!

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