The Milwaukee Bucks came into the NBA offseason looking to bring in a piece or two to help them get back to relevance in the Eastern Conference. Jason Kidd and the Bucks haven’t been viewed as playoff contenders over the past couple of seasons, but they believe that they have a talented roster put together.
According to a report from Marc Stein of ESPN, the Bucks have agreed to a three-year, $30 million deal with stretch power forward Mirza Teletovic.
ESPN sources say that Bucks have an agreement with Mirza Teletovic on a three-year deal worth $30 million
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 1, 2016
Milwaukee will look to use Teletovic as a threat against bigger teams to stretch the floor. He had a lot of success last season with the Phoenix Suns and is one of the more dangerous three-point shooters in the league.
Last year with the Suns, Teletovic ended up averaging 12.2 points and 3.8 rebounds per game. He shot 42.7 percent from the field and knocked down 39.3 percent from behind the three-point line. Those numbers will look nice in the Bucks’ front-court this coming season.
Kidd will utilize Teletovic very well and will find ways to get the ball in his hands. Teletovic is not being signed to be a deep bench player, he will get key minutes for Milwaukee.
Expect to see him come through with a big season for the Bucks and to be an X-Factor for their playoff hopes.