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Boykins and Bucks near deal

Posted on: August 19, 2010 2:12 pm
Edited on: August 19, 2010 2:12 pm
Posted by Royce Young

Fear the baby deer. Earl Boykins is close to signing with Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports.

The signing would round out the Bucks point guard group with Brandon Jennings, Keyon Dooling who was signed after Luke Ridnour moved to Minnesota and now Boykins.

This would be a return to Milwaukee for Boykins who played for the Bucks in 2006-07. Last season, the 5-foot-5 guard played witht he Wizards and appeared in 67 games, averaging 6.6 points and 2.6 assists in almost 17 minutes a game. Depending on how you count teams, this would be Boykins' ninth team in 11 NBA seasons.

Boykins' signing pretty much rounds out the Milwaukee roster, putting the Bucks at 14. Most teams like to keep that 15th spot flexible so more than likely, second round pick Tony Gallon will be heading to Europe (or the D-League) next season.
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