Bucks Sign, Waive Elijah Bryant

OCTOBER 14: Bryant has been waived for the second time in less than three weeks, JD Shaw of Hoops Rumors tweets.

SEPTEMBER 29: Three days after waiving him, the Bucks have re-signed free agent shooting guard Elijah Bryant to a training camp deal, league sources tell Eric Nehm of The Athletic (Twitter link).

Bryant, 26, initially joined the Bucks during the last week of the 2020/21 regular season and was part of the group that won an NBA championship three months later. He put up 16 points and six rebounds in 32 minutes during Milwaukee’s regular season finale, then logged garbage-time minutes in 11 playoff contests.

The former BYU standout, who began his professional career by playing in Israel from 2018-21, received a multiyear contract when he signed with the Bucks in May, but it wasn’t guaranteed beyond the ’20/21 season, allowing the team to cut him over the weekend without incurring a cap charge. His new deal may include Exhibit 10 language, which would put him in line for a bonus worth up to $50K if he’s waived and then spends at least 60 days with Milwaukee’s G League affiliate, the Wisconsin Herd.

Re-signing Bryant puts Milwaukee on track to have a full 20-man preseason roster. In addition to their 13 players on fully guaranteed contracts and two on two-way deals, the Bucks are carrying Georgios Kalaitzakis on a partially guaranteed salary and Tremont Waters and Javin DeLaurier on Exhibit 10 pacts. Bryant and Johnny O’Bryant – whose agreement with the team was reported on Tuesday – should round out the roster.

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