By Adam Roberts – 7/28/2021
While the glory of the Milwaukee Bucks winning the NBA Finals cannot be overstated, it’s important to also remember that basketball is a business. Everyone from the top all the way down the roster can now add “NBA Champion” to their resume, adding a little extra value to their name. That means players are inevitably going to want some more bread, and sacrifices will have to be made to try and keep most of the band together for another year.
Bucks’ guard Bryn Forbes is declining his player option for the 2021-2022 season and will test free agency. Forbes was very efficient in the Bucks’ championship year, including in 3-point percentage and true shooting percentage. He was fourth in the NBA in 3-point shooting and third best among players with 200-plus attempts.
It’s also been much discussed whether or not Bobby Portis will be back next year. He was on The Dan Le Batard Show w/ Stugotz this week, and when talking with the guys about his player option it certainly sounded like he was going to pursue any opportunities that come his way.
Tomorrow night is the NBA Draft live on ESPN La Crosse 105.5. Milwaukee will select 31st for the fourth time in franchise history.