Report: Bucks, Mirza Teletovic agree to 3-year, $30 million deal
Milwaukee gets some frontcourt shooting
Ideally, the Milwaukee Bucks' two talented 21-year-old building blocks, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker, will develop into consistent 3-point threats. Until then, to improve their offense, they need more shooters surrounding them. On Friday, they landed one of the best the market, forward Mirza Teletovic, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.
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
Three years and $30 million is good value for a player who has as much gravity as Teletovic. He loves to launch 3s and made them at a 39-percent clip last season with the Phoenix Suns. He's also a crafty and capable post scorer when opposing teams switch a smaller player onto him.
Teletovic is a below-average defender, especially in a league where power forwards are supposed to be able stick with guards on the perimeter. He's not a disaster on that end, though, and the Bucks have the perfect personnel to cover up his weaknesses, assuming they don't try to pair him with Greg Monroe. Given that role players elsewhere are getting upwards of $17 million per season, this qualifies as a bargain.
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