SEPTEMBER 25TH, 10:52pm: The signing has taken place, as is shown in the RealGM transactions log.
SEPTEMBER 23RD, 6:07pm: Eric’s deal with the Bucks is non-guaranteed, reports Charles Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (via Twitter).
SEPTEMBER 16TH: The Bucks have agreed to a minimum-salary deal with free agent big man Micheal Eric, reports Shams Charania of RealGM (on Twitter). The level of guarantee and the length of the arrangement aren’t immediately clear, but it’ll be the second trip to an NBA training camp in three years for the former Temple mainstay, who was with the Cavs for preseason in 2012.
Eric spent time in the D-League the past two seasons, his most extensive experience coming with Cleveland’s affiliate in 2012/13, when he averaged 8.1 points and 7.6 rebounds in 22.1 minutes per game. The 6’10” 26-year-old has consistently displayed a mastery of the boards, grabbing 8.8 RPG in 25.1 MPG in his final season in college with the Owls.
It’ll be tough for Eric to make the opening-night roster in Milwaukee, where the Bucks have 14 fully guaranteed deals plus a non-guaranteed contract with Kendall Marshall, who figures to play a prominent role. The client of agent Pedro Power will join Elijah Millsap and Chris Wright among those hoping to show enough in training camp to force Milwaukee to think about cutting ties with one of its guaranteed pacts.