The Milwaukee Bucks, which are trying to win, recognize the big man trade.
According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Milwaukee has decided not to stick with Serge Ibaka (forward, 211cm, 107kg).
Both sides decided to go their separate ways under mutual agreement. However, as for the method, it was decided to break up through trade, not release or contract termination, as existing veteran players break up with other clubs. This is because Milwaukee also has to reinforce its strength ahead of the trade deadline.
Milwaukee already showed interest early in the season in bringing in Jay Crowder (Phoenix) through Grayson Allen. At the time, there were not a few local places that announced that it would be traded. Although no final trades have been made, Milwaukee needs backup forwards to support its main guns, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Chris Middleton.
It is likely that they will trade ahead of the possible trade deadline. Ibaka doesn’t have a lot of value as a trade card, but if he has to come in for a trade, he should either include Allen or another player or utilize the pick. At this time, Ibaka is expected to be included. This is because he receives the minimum salary and his contract expires at the end of this season.
Ibaka played intermittently even at the beginning of the season. He didn’t play much, but he did get a chance as a backup center. However, with Brook Lopez and Bobby Portis already in Milwaukee, Ibaka didn’t have much time to play. After all, he hasn’t played since the last 2 days, and he hasn’t joined the team. 스포츠토토
Milwaukee manager Mike Budenholzer said in mid-month that Ibaka won’t be joining for the time being. It was confirmed that he was away due to personal reasons, but overall it was assumed that he was dissatisfied with his position or his position in the team was not good enough. Eventually, he decided to split up and he left Milwaukee.
He has appeared in 16 games this season. He averaged 4.1 points (.481 .333 .615) and 2.8 rebounds in 11.6 minutes per game. He is having his worst season since entering the NBA. When he signed with the LA Clippers in the summer of 2020, he signed a two-year, $19 million contract, but this time it was only a one-year contract with the lowest salary.
Meanwhile, Milwaukee is in second place in the Eastern Conference with 29 wins and 16 losses so far this season. However, they maintain the same winning percentage as Philadelphia and are strongly pursued by the Brooklyn Nets, who are fourth in the conference. As it is not yet a stable situation, it is expected that other forces will be filled ahead of the deadline.