FEBRUARY 16: The Bucks have officially signed Bembry, the team announced today in a press release. Bembry will earn just shy of $602K on his rest-of-season contract, while Milwaukee takes on a cap hit of about $518K. Since the Bucks are over the luxury tax line, their projected tax bill will also increase as a result of the move.
FEBRUARY 15: The Bucks are close to completing a deal with free agent swingman DeAndre’ Bembry, tweets ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Bembry, who was waived by the Nets last Thursday to open a roster spot in the James Harden deal, will sign with Milwaukee for the rest of the season, according to Wojnarowski.
The deal will give Milwaukee some extra depth on the wing following last week’s trades of Donte DiVincenzo and Rodney Hood, as well as Pat Connaughton‘s subsequent hand injury.
Bembry, 27, was in his first season with Brooklyn after agreeing to a partially guaranteed contract heading into training camp. He eventually earned a fully guaranteed deal and appeared in 48 games with the Nets, starting 20. He averaged 5.8 points and 3.2 rebounds in 19.8 minutes per night.
Once the signing becomes official, the Bucks will be up to 13 players on their roster, plus a pair of two-way deals. They will need to add at least one more player to reach the league minimum and have been rumored as a possible location for Goran Dragic, who reached a buyout with the Spurs earlier today.
10 thoughts on “DeAndre’ Bembry Signs With Bucks”
Felt like he made more sense for a team like Dallas, but especially with Connaughton out for a while, it makes sense, also with them having multiple spots open. They do still have Thanasis there in a similar role, but he is an upgrade offensively there
I was expecting more of a shooter type, but I guess they are likely to sign Dragic, so that’s probably what would fill that spot
Should of signed Joe Johnson
Veterans are important. Always have been in the league. Its better than having another small guard jacking up threes . You don’t need a whole team of shooters
The only role Thanasis fills somewhat adequately is cheerleader.
And designated hacker.
Good for both parties.
Good pickup. He is basically smaller version of Mike Scott. That’s who he reminds me of a bit.
On that note where is Mike Scott and how did he not get a 10-Day this season?
If the Sixers strike out on the BO market I’d make a call for at least a 10-day or two as depth behind Milsap and Embiid.
How did you get three likes? Mike Scott is a 4 who shoots threes. Bembry is a 3 that can play point forward . They are nothing alike
Too bad he lost Masai’s number.
Bux are vacuuming up anyone who will play rough. Giannis is tired of the physical-guy role. He says, if I cut myself, does it not bleed?