Plumlee confirmed Monday via his personal Instagram account that the Bucks withdrew his qualifying offer, making him an unrestricted free agent. After cutting ties with Plumlee, the Bucks will now have space to sign another player to a two-way contract. Plumlee joined the Bucks on a two-way deal in January, appearing in eight games for Milwaukee and 13 for their G League affiliate, the Wisconsin Herd. He'll look to secure a two-way deal or training camp invite with another team.
Plumlee joined the Bucks in Cleveland in advance of Monday's matchup with the Cavs, Matt Velazquez of the Journal Sentinel reports. With Tyler Zeller (ribs) out for a second straight game, Plumlee will return from the Wisconsin Herd to provide depth at center behind John Henson and Thon Maker. While Plumlee will be an option for coach Joe Prunty, Velazquez notes that Giannis Antetokounmpo will likely log some time at center, as well, given the Cavs' willingness to go small with injuries to Larry Nance and Tristan Thompson.
Plumlee produced 10 points (3-9 FG, 4-4 FT), six rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one steal during the Herd's 118-111 victory over Maine Thursday. The former Duke center has been relatively quiet since going 9-for-9 from the field on Feb. 21, but has registered four straight games scoring in double figures. So far, Plumlee is adding 9.7 points and 8.0 rebounds through 40 games played this season.
Plumlee played 33 minutes for the Wisconsin Herd on Friday, finishing with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Plumlee has mostly provided emergency center depth for the Bucks, and the return of John Henson from injury essentially eliminated the need for his presence off the bench. As such, the Bucks sent him down to the Herd for an opportunity at regular minutes.
Plumlee accounted for 22 points (9-9 FG, 4-6 FT), nine rebounds, three blocks, one assist and one steal across 29 minutes during Wednesday's 128-110 loss to the visiting Mad Ants. The 7-0 center was able to benefit majorly from the addition of Brandon Jennings, as the two work in tandem together especially during the pick-n-roll action. Plumlee's high shooting percentage of over 59 percent is due to him rarely shooting outside the paint though. The youngest of the Plumlee brothers is averaging 9.4 points and 8.0 assists during his second stint in the G-League.
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