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14-9 • 5th in EASTERN CONFERENCE

HEAD COACH: Mike Budenholzer
VENUE: Fiserv Forum - 1111 Vel R Phillips Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53203
CAPACITY: 17,500
NAMEPOSAGESALARYHTWTCOLLEGE
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#9
Bobby Portis
C26$4,347,6006' 10"250 lbsARKANSAS
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#11
Brook Lopez
C33$13,302,3257' 0"282 lbsSTANFORD
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#15
DeMarcus Cousins
31$2,004,0476' 10"270 lbsKENTUCKY
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#0
Donte DiVincenzo
SG24$4,675,8306' 4"203 lbsVILLANOVA
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#33
George Hill
SG35$4,000,0006' 4"188 lbsIUPUI
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#18
Georgios Kalaitzakis
SF22$925,2586' 8"192 lbsN/A
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#34
Giannis Antetokounmpo
PF26$39,344,9706' 11"242 lbsN/A
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#7
Grayson Allen
SG26$4,054,6956' 4"198 lbsDUKE
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#13
Jordan Nwora
SF23$1,517,9816' 8"225 lbsLOUISVILLE
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#21
Jrue Holiday
PG31$30,133,3336' 3"205 lbsUCLA
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#22
Khris Middleton
SF30$35,500,0006' 7"222 lbsTEXAS A&M
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#24
Pat Connaughton
SG28$5,333,3336' 5"209 lbsNOTRE DAME
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#5
Rodney Hood
SF29$2,239,5446' 8"208 lbsMISSISSIPPI STATE
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#54
Sandro Mamukelashvili
PF22N/A6' 11"240 lbsSETON HALL
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#37
Semi Ojeleye
PF27$1,789,2566' 6"240 lbsDUKE
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#43
Thanasis Antetokounmpo
SF29$1,729,2176' 6"219 lbsN/A
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#9
Wesley Matthews
SG35N/A6' 4"220 lbsMARQUETTE
TOTAL Bucks SALARY: $150,897,389
Bucks SALARY CAP: $112,414,000

Current Bucks Roster Status

With the future of the franchise at stake, the Milwaukee Bucks had to make some big moves in the offseason.

The biggest issue they faced was the contract extension of cornerstone superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo. After another disappointing end to their season in 2020, rumors began swirling pertaining to Antetokounmpo possibly growing frustrated with the lack of success in Milwaukee. There was some fear that Giannis was going to decline a contract extension in order to enter free agency in the summer of 2021, despite the fact that Antetokounmpo himself had already declared his loyalty to the Bucks on multiple occasions.

In the end, Giannis signed a record-breaking $228 million five-year max extension.

Milwaukee's big offseason move came in the form of former All-Star point guard Jrue Holiday. The Bucks had to part ways with Eric Bledsoe, George Hill, R.J. Hampton, and three future first-round picks as part of the four-team deal that involved the New Orleans Pelicans, the Oklahoma City Thunder, and the Denver Nuggets. Holiday is one of the best two-way guards in the league today, so the 30-year-old could certainly prove to be the missing piece to the puzzle for the Bucks.

Aside from Bledsoe and Hill, Milwaukee also lost a few more key guys in Wesley Matthews (signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers), Robin Lopez (signed as a free agent with the Washington Wizards), and Kyle Korver (free agent), to name a few.

They added D.J. Augustin, Bobby Portis, Torrey Craig, Bryn Forbes, and Justin Patton via free agency, while also adding two draft picks in Jordan Nwora (45th) and Sam Merrill (60th).

It is also worth noting that the Bucks almost signed unrestricted free agent Bogdan Bogdanovic, only for the deal to be canceled at the last minute. Bogdanovic apparently failed to agree to terms with Milwaukee and ended up signing with the Atlanta Hawks.

Milwaukee's starting five consists of Donte DiVincenzo, Holiday, Khris Middleton, Antetokounmpo, and Brook Lopez. Key players coming off the bench include Portis, Augustin, Pat Connaughton, and Bryn Forbes.

milwaukee bucks Team Analysis

Who Did The Bucks Recently Sign?

Milwaukee's most recent free agent signing came in the form of 33-year-old point guard D.J. Augustin.

Augustin, who played for the Orlando Magic last season, signed with the Bucks on a three-year deal worth $21 million.

The 5-foot-11 point guard will serve as the Bucks' primary backup at the one spot behind Jrue Holiday, who also arrived in Milwaukee during the offseason.

Who Are The Bucks Targeting In Free Agency?

The Bucks made a number of key signings in free agency over the offseason, as they look to mount a more serious title challenge for 2020-21.

Milwaukee started things off by bringing in 6-foot-10 power forward Bobby Portis, who ended last season with the New York Knicks, on a two-year, $7.4 million deal.

The Bucks then added some wing depth to their roster by signing Torrey Craig, formerly of the Denver Nuggets, to a one-year contract worth $1.7 million.

Finally, Milwaukee also signed D.J. Augustin on a three-year deal worth $21 million. The 33-year-old veteran will serve as the squad's primary backup to Jrue Holiday, who is now the Bucks' starting point guard.

Aside from the three aforementioned signings, Milwaukee was also linked to other free agents in the offseason, including Jeff Teague, Markieff Morris, Patrick Patterson, and Courtney Lee.

Who Did The Bucks Most Recently Trade For?

The Bucks pulled the trigger on one of the biggest trades of the offseason with the hopes of fielding a more formidable side for the 2020-21 season.

Milwaukee decided to part ways with Eric Bledsoe in order to acquire the services of one-time All-Star and two-time All-Defensive guard Jrue Holiday from the New Orleans Pelicans. Along with Bledsoe, the Bucks also sent three first-round picks for 2024 through 2027. The trade was later expanded to a three-team deal involving the New Orleans Pelicans. Milwaukee also traded away George Hill to the Pelicans, who in turn sent Sam Merrill to the Bucks.

What Is The Best Bucks Roster Of All-Time?

The Bucks have won the title just once throughout its history, and this came during the 1970-71 season. As such, that title-winning side still remains the best roster in franchise history.

The great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was Milwaukee's cornerstone superstar during that time, and another all-time great in Oscar Robertson played alongside him. Bob Dandridge, Jon McGlocklin, Greg Smith, Bob Boozer, Bob Greacen, Lucius Allen, and McCoy McLemore are some of the other noteworthy names from that memorable squad.

What Is The Bucks' Salary Cap?

The Bucks made the most significant signing of the offseason by extending the deal of reigning back-to-back MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. This did not come cheap for Milwaukee, with Giannis putting pen to paper on a record-breaking supermax extension worth $228 million for five years. The good news for the Bucks is that Antetokounmpo's new deal won't kick in until the 2021-22 season, which means that he will earn "just" $27.5 million this year.

Nevertheless, with all the salaries the Bucks will need to pay this term, they will still be operating above the cap by quite a significant margin. Spotrac estimates Milwaukee's total cap to be in the $134 million range, which is around $25 million above the cap.

Khris Middleton will be Milwaukee's top earner this season with $33.1 million, while newcomer Jrue Holiday rounds out the Top 3 (behind Giannis) with a $25.9 million salary. Second team All-Defense big man Brook Lopez will also pocket $12.7 million in 2020-21.

Top milwaukee bucks Roster Questions

Who Did The Bucks Recently Sign?

Milwaukee's most recent free agent signing came in the form of 33-year-old point guard D.J. Augustin.

Augustin, who played for the Orlando Magic last season, signed with the Bucks on a three-year deal worth $21 million.

The 5-foot-11 point guard will serve as the Bucks' primary backup at the one spot behind Jrue Holiday, who also arrived in Milwaukee during the offseason.

Who Are The Bucks Targeting In Free Agency?

The Bucks made a number of key signings in free agency over the offseason, as they look to mount a more serious title challenge for 2020-21.

Milwaukee started things off by bringing in 6-foot-10 power forward Bobby Portis, who ended last season with the New York Knicks, on a two-year, $7.4 million deal.

The Bucks then added some wing depth to their roster by signing Torrey Craig, formerly of the Denver Nuggets, to a one-year contract worth $1.7 million.

Finally, Milwaukee also signed D.J. Augustin on a three-year deal worth $21 million. The 33-year-old veteran will serve as the squad's primary backup to Jrue Holiday, who is now the Bucks' starting point guard.

Aside from the three aforementioned signings, Milwaukee was also linked to other free agents in the offseason, including Jeff Teague, Markieff Morris, Patrick Patterson, and Courtney Lee.

Who Did The Bucks Most Recently Trade For?

The Bucks pulled the trigger on one of the biggest trades of the offseason with the hopes of fielding a more formidable side for the 2020-21 season.

Milwaukee decided to part ways with Eric Bledsoe in order to acquire the services of one-time All-Star and two-time All-Defensive guard Jrue Holiday from the New Orleans Pelicans. Along with Bledsoe, the Bucks also sent three first-round picks for 2024 through 2027. The trade was later expanded to a three-team deal involving the New Orleans Pelicans. Milwaukee also traded away George Hill to the Pelicans, who in turn sent Sam Merrill to the Bucks.

What Is The Best Bucks Roster Of All-Time?

The Bucks have won the title just once throughout its history, and this came during the 1970-71 season. As such, that title-winning side still remains the best roster in franchise history.

The great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was Milwaukee's cornerstone superstar during that time, and another all-time great in Oscar Robertson played alongside him. Bob Dandridge, Jon McGlocklin, Greg Smith, Bob Boozer, Bob Greacen, Lucius Allen, and McCoy McLemore are some of the other noteworthy names from that memorable squad.

What Is The Bucks' Salary Cap?

The Bucks made the most significant signing of the offseason by extending the deal of reigning back-to-back MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. This did not come cheap for Milwaukee, with Giannis putting pen to paper on a record-breaking supermax extension worth $228 million for five years. The good news for the Bucks is that Antetokounmpo's new deal won't kick in until the 2021-22 season, which means that he will earn "just" $27.5 million this year.

Nevertheless, with all the salaries the Bucks will need to pay this term, they will still be operating above the cap by quite a significant margin. Spotrac estimates Milwaukee's total cap to be in the $134 million range, which is around $25 million above the cap.

Khris Middleton will be Milwaukee's top earner this season with $33.1 million, while newcomer Jrue Holiday rounds out the Top 3 (behind Giannis) with a $25.9 million salary. Second team All-Defense big man Brook Lopez will also pocket $12.7 million in 2020-21.