The Milwaukee Bucks haven’t made many huge changes to their roster since free agency began a few weeks ago.
Instead, they’ve been focusing on making sure that their reliable team members are coming back with sizable contracts.
And now the team has signed yet another to return, meaning the Bucks we see next year will look a lot like the ones we saw last year.
Milwaukee Bucks G Pat Connaughton has agreed on a three-year, $28.5M extension with a player option, his agents Jeff Schwartz and Jordan Gertler of @ExcelBasketball tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 13, 2022
It is being reported that Bucks guard Pat Connaughton have just agreed to a three-year, $28.5 million contract extension with a player option at the end of it.
That means that his total deal is for four years and $34 million.
In other words, expect to see a lot more of Connaughton over the next few years as the Bucks attempt to make another run at the Finals.
During his last season with the Bucks, Connaughton put up 9.9 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game.
That beats his career average of 5.9 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 1.2 assists.
Connaughton was playing more minutes than ever last season too: an average of 26 minutes per game, which beats his previous career high of 22.8.
It looks like the Bucks are relying on Connaughton more and that is why they decided to extend his contract and keep him around.
The front office knows that the Bucks are still a supremely talented team.
After all, they are just a couple of seasons removed from their last Finals win.
That means they don’t need to change much to get back to the end of the postseason: the talent is there, it just needs to perform perfectly.
Don’t be surprised if the Bucks – with Connaughton on board – make it all the way over the next few seasons.