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Report: Dunleavy signs two-year deal with Bucks

Posted on: December 8, 2011 4:09 pm
Edited on: December 8, 2011 5:18 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

The Milwaukee Bucks will sign Mike Dunleavy to a two-year, $7.5 million deal Friday, according to Yahoo! Sports. Dunleavy will take up a portion of the Bucks mid-level exception with the deal.

Here's the thing: It's easy to look at this deal and say, "What, $7.5 million for Dunleavy?" because a) that's the figure for the deal and b) because right now we're all assuming that every player is grossly being overpaid.

But the Bucks got themselves a nice outside shooter for a little more than $3 million a year. Sometimes, it comes down to what your need is and what the fit is. The Bucks need more scoring. They have needed that for a couple years now. Not that Dunleavy is a scoring machine, but he is someone that gives a bit of punch.

He averaged 11.2 points per game off the Pacer bench last season and is a guy that in 2007-08 averaged nearly 20 points a game. He's a few injuries past that time now, but the point is, he's not a bad player.

And look at what Milwaukee has at the 2 and 3 spots: Stephen Jackson is the starter at small forward with Carlos Delfino behind him and Keyon Dooling is starting at the 2. You're going to tell me they didn't need a little help?

There were better options on the market, sure. Caron Butler? Yeah, but he just signed for $8 million a year. Milwaukee wasn't going there. Richard Jefferson? He's going to want at least the full mid-level. Probably likewise for Vince Carter. So in terms of value, the Bucks tried to land a good player for a good dollar amount. And they see that as Mike Dunleavy. Not bad, not great. Kind of like the Milwaukee Bucks in general.

Comments

Since: Mar 8, 2007
Posted on: December 9, 2011 12:25 am
 

Report: Dunleavy signs two-year deal with Bucks

Royce Young, you're a joke.  This blog is terrible so how can you trash the Bucks?  Please stop writing about the Milwaukee Bucks!



Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: December 8, 2011 11:40 pm
 

Report: Dunleavy signs two-year deal with Bucks

This is such a garbage move by the Bucks.  The Bucks don't need any more small forwards!  Stephen Jackson, Carlos Delfino, Tobias Harris, even Mbah a Moute is more of a 3 than a 4!  Nick Young who is absolutely bonkers on offense is a true 2 guard and all the Bucks needed was a true 2 and you don't sign him.  Maybe even spend some money for Afflalo or Marcus Thornton but Mike Dunleavy?!?!  Morons.  You were one player away from being a good team and you went in the complete opposite direction.  THE BUCKS NEED SHOOTING GUARDS, not washed up shooters who can't do anything else!



Since: Dec 22, 2010
Posted on: December 8, 2011 9:49 pm
 

Report: Dunleavy signs two-year deal with Bucks

At least the Pacers aren't stuck with his bloated contract. 




Since: Dec 22, 2010
Posted on: December 8, 2011 9:48 pm
 

Report: Dunleavy signs two-year deal with Bucks

At least the Pacers aren't stuck with his bloated contract. 




Since: Apr 10, 2008
Posted on: December 8, 2011 7:51 pm
 

Report: Dunleavy signs two-year deal with Bucks

Why bother signing anyone...looks like NBA is emphasizing two team product as the globetrotters and the rest of the teams are the washington generals...

They should just cut the league to 8 teams filled with big threes on all teams....and start it as instant playoff match ups



Since: Jul 13, 2007
Posted on: December 8, 2011 4:17 pm
 

Report: Dunleavy signs two-year deal with Bucks

? He's going to want at least the full mid-level."

He isn't going to want anything. If, or when if you believe the reports, he's amnistied, and if, BIG IF, no one bids on him in the amnisty waiver process, then he signs where ever he wants and for the league minimum. The Spurs are paying most of his salary for the rest of that contract.


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