Bucks Sign Torrey Craig

NOVEMBER 26: The Bucks have officially signed Craig to a one-year contract, according to the NBA’s transactions log.

NOVEMBER 22: The Bucks are making another free agent addition, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, who reports (via Twitter) that the team has reached a deal with veteran wing Torrey Craig. Craig’s reps at CAA confirmed the agreement.

Craig entered the league year as a restricted free agent, but became unrestricted when the Nuggets withdrew his qualifying offer on Saturday. As a result, Denver didn’t have the right to match offers for the swingman.

Craig, who will turn 30 next month, averaged 5.4 PPG and 3.3 RPG in 58 games (27 starts) for Denver in 2019/20, providing the team with solid perimeter defense. However, he became a victim of a roster crunch in Denver.

In Milwaukee, he’ll be tasked with helping to guard some of the Eastern Conference’s talented wing scorers, joining an impressive defensive squad that includes past All-Defensive players such as Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brook Lopez, and Jrue Holiday.

While the terms of Craig’s deal haven’t been reported, a minimum-salary pact seems likely, given Milwaukee’s projected hard-cap constraints.

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17 thoughts on “Bucks Sign Torrey Craig

  1. Loren Polonsky

    Forbes and Craig are really good moves, but who ultimately starts at the two? Is it DD or perhaps Forbes? I like Forbes for his three point accuracy. They’re also a bit short on bigs.

    • Sports guy 2005

      Donte starts at the two. Bud has some familiarity there and he brings the right offensive kick next to the defense that the other four starters (GA, Jrue, Middleton, and Lopez) bring

      • jacobsigel1025

        Yea Donte should start because that Bogdan trade isn’t happening but Craig should get more minutes than Forbes

      • Loren Polonsky

        I think you’re right. I’m not a huge fan but there is a lot of upside. That second unit is now looking very strong. Bucks probably need on more big guy – Cauley Stein or Biyombo at a minimum?

        • Lookatcurryman

          Dedmon is pretty good option he knocks down almost 40% of his threes, good pick and roll and dominant rebounder and is proficient on defense. hes like the same size as lopez so why not get him for the minimum. they should just buyout dj wilson or something

    • Dxit90a

      I believe DD will start . He fits better with the starters. Donte is a good energy guy from the bench. Bucks need to sign another big man for the bench.

    • Dxit90a

      To early to count the nets as contenders . We need to see how the team plays with KD and Irving, the chemistry between the two, and which KD will show up after the injury. Phili will be an interesting team to watch. Celtics has a chance too. Atlanta is the dark horse of the east to make some noise .

  2. Sillivan

    Celtics and 76ers are done, no chance to win east

    Harden will walk for nothing in 2 years if they offer Brown or Simmons package for him

  3. giannisandyelich123

    Forbes, craig, augustin, portis> Bogdon. We couldn’t have signed 2 or 3 of them had the bogdon trade gone through.

    • hopper15

      Maybe but I still not sure these moves are substantial upgrades over what they had last season. I’m certainly not sure they have done enough to entice Giannis to sign long term.

  4. raz427

    Another solid signing. Gives them more depth at the wing. They addressed shooting too. I think they need one more big. Maybe WCS would fit here?

  5. Lookatcurryman

    Available backup centers on the market:
    Dewayne Dedmon
    Ian Mahinmi
    Jordan Bell
    Kyle O’ Quinn
    Tyson Chandler
    Dewan Hernandez
    Bucks could pickup one of them to get some depth at the 5.

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