The Bucks have waived veteran swingman Shabazz Muhammad, according to an announcement from the club (Twitter link). The move reduces Milwaukee’s roster count to 19 players, with two more cuts required to reach the regular season roster limit.
Muhammad, who will turn 26 next month, finished last season with Milwaukee after being bought out by the Timberwolves. The former first-round pick looked good in limited action with the Bucks in 11 regular season contests, pouring in 8.5 PPG on .552/.375/.895 shooting in just 10.6 minutes per game. However, he didn’t play much in the postseason and didn’t receive any guaranteed money when the club re-signed him this summer.
With Muhammad no longer in the mix for Milwaukee’s 15th roster spot, the battle for that slot appears to be down to Tyler Zeller, Tim Frazier, and Christian Wood. If they want to carry more than one of those players to start the regular season, the Bucks would need to waive or trade one of their 14 players with a fully guaranteed salary.
Muhammad will become an unrestricted free agent if he goes unclaimed on waivers on Saturday.