By Adam Roberts – 5/10/2021
We’ve officially entered the final week of the NBA regular season, with Milwaukee still see-sawing with Brooklyn over the two seed in the Eastern Conference. While not likely game changing, Milwaukee appears poised to welcome a new shooting threat to the roster as the playoffs loom around the corner.
The Bucks are reportedly signing former BYU wing Elijah Bryant to multi-year deal. Bryant is expected to sign a two-year deal once the Bucks waive forward Rodions Kurucs. He previously played with Maccabi Tel-Aviv in Israel, averaging 13.6 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game in his last season.
This isn’t Bryant’s first stint with Milwaukee; he played with the club in their last Summer League appearance in Vegas, and scored 31 points in a game against Minnesota.
The Bucks have also reportedly negotiated a buyout with Bryant’s former club to the tune of between 500 and 600 thousand dollars.
Bryant was named to the All-Israeli League first team in his lone season with Hapoel Eilat and won the Israeli League with M.T.A. last season.
The Bucks look to earn sixth straight win as they take on the Spurs tonight in San Antonio in a key battle for playoff seedings. They are coming off a 141-133 win against the Rockets on Friday. The Bucks remain third in the Eastern Conference at 43-and-24, just a half-game behind Brooklyn.