After earning a postseason berth in 2014/15, the Bucks took a step back this past season, but the team has some solid building blocks in place and now will have to decide how to best retain and build around those core pieces. Veteran contributors like O.J. Mayo, Jerryd Bayless, and Miles Plumlee face free agency, while Michael Carter-Williams and Giannis Antetokounmpo are eligible for extensions this year. Even with the salary cap on the rise, the salaries for Greg Monroe, Khris Middleton, and John Henson account for about half of the projected 2016/17 cap, and with paydays around the corner for some of the team’s younger players, it will be time to decide which players should be retained for the long haul and which should be traded or allowed to depart in free agency.
See how Milwaukee’s cap situation looks for 2016/17 as Hoops Rumors continues its offseason salary cap digest series.
- Greg Monroe ($17,145,838)
- Khris Middleton ($15,200,000)
- John Henson ($12,267,606)
- Jabari Parker ($5,374,320)
- Michael Carter-Williams ($3,183,526)
- Giannis Antetokounmpo ($2,995,421)
- (Larry Sanders $1,865,547) — Salary remaining from release via stretch provision
- Rashad Vaughn ($1,811,040)
- Tyler Ennis ($1,733,880)
- Total: $61,577,178
- Miles Plumlee ($3,113,318/$5,273,235)
Unrestricted Free Agents (Cap Holds)
- O.J. Mayo ($12,000,000)
- Greivis Vasquez ($9,900,000)
- Jerryd Bayless ($3,900,000)
- Steve Novak ($980,431)
- Total: $26,780,431
Other Cap Holds
- No. 10 pick ($2,140,500)
Projected Salary Cap: $92,000,000
The Basketball Insiders salary pages were used in the creation of this post.