Bucks Waive Shabazz Muhammad

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.

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4 thoughts on “Bucks Waive Shabazz Muhammad

  1. the dude

    The bucks always seen to be having to cut players that are way better than the 15th spot determines, yet John Henson is still a thing lol.

  2. Danthemilwfan

    John Henson has been a great teammate, plays great defense and fits perfectly with this team. Mohamed is an ok player but Wood is a stud. He’s the next Hassan whiteside. Takes centers a few years to blossom. Also I could see us trading dj Wilson for a draft pick

  3. hiflew

    Shabazz Muhammad is the poster boy for not taking high school rankings all that seriously. And for NBA teams not wanting HS players to turn pro. This guy was the #1 recruit out of HS and would have easily been a top 5 pick in the Anthony Davis draft. But he got exposed in his year at UCLA and was lucky to even be drafted as high as he was. It’s understandable why players want to be able to go pro earlier, but it is equally understandable for teams to want get a more defined picture before handing out millions of dollars.

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