The Bucks are willing to trade center Miles Plumlee and have let other teams know that he is available, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.com (Twitter link). This is in advance of December 15th, which is the date that the majority of players around the league become eligible to be traded, Stein adds. It’s unclear what the Bucks are seeking in return for Plumlee, or what teams would potentially have interest in the big man.
Plumlee, who is earning $2,109,294 this season, is eligible to become a restricted free agent next summer, provided a qualifying offer worth $3,113,318 is made. Milwaukee is currently over the cap, which will likely make it difficult to receive any significant value in return for the former No. 26 overall draft pick. With Plumlee not much of a factor in the rotation currently, the Bucks would likely be satisfied to move him for a future second-rounder and some cap relief, though that is merely my speculation.
The 27-year-old has played sparingly thus far this season, appearing in 15 games and logging 1.7 points and 1.3 rebounds in just 6.3 minutes of action per contest. His career numbers through 182 career regular season games are 5.4 points, 5.5 rebounds and 0.9 blocks to go along with a slash line of .516/.000/.549.