The NBA Finals are set to begin which means the league’s offseason will be here before you know it.
That means the draft (in three weeks!) and roster moves occurring as well. The salary cap is expected to be around $134 million with the luxury tax at $162 million.
As things stand for the Milwaukee Bucks, they have only six players with guaranteed contracts currently on the roster although there are two players who can exercise options.
There’s a number of free agents – will the Bucks bring any back? Milwaukee is armed this offseason with the ability to use a non-taxpayer mid-level exception (roughly $12.2 million) and a bi-annual exception (around $4.5 million).
It will be interesting to see how general manager Jon Horst tries to reconstruct the roster as the Bucks look to rebound from a tough playoff exit after finishing with the best regular season record in the NBA.
For now, here's a rundown of Milwaukee’s contract situations this offseason, with base salary numbers included (information from Spotrac and basketball-reference.com).
Signed (guaranteed contracts)
Grayson Allen: Signed through 2023-24 ($9,350,000).
Giannis Antetokounmpo: Signed through 2024-25 ($45,640,084 in 2023-24, $48,787,676 in 2024-25) with a player option in 2025-26 ($51,935,268).
MarJon Beauchamp: Signed through 2023-24 ($2,609,400) with team options in 2024-25 ($2,733,720) and 2025-26 ($4,781,276).
Pat Connaughton: Signed through 2024-25 ($9,423,869 in both 2023-24 and 2024-25) with player option in 2025-26 ($9,423,869).
Jrue Holiday: Signed through 2023-24 ($34,954,667) with player option in 2024-25 ($37,365,333).
Bobby Portis: Signed through 2024-25 ($11,710,818 in 2023-24, $12,578,286 in 2024-25) with player option for 2025-26 ($13,445,754).
Guaranteed money: $114,042,918
Signed (non-fully guaranteed contracts)
Lindell Wigginton: Signed to two-way contract
Jevon Carter: Has $2,239,943 player option for 2023-24. Deadline is June 29.
Khris Middleton: Has $40,396,552 player option for 2023-24. Deadline is June 21.
Free agents (2022-23 base salary)
Thanasis Antetokounmpo: Unrestricted ($1,878,720)
Jae Crowder: Unrestricted ($10,183,800)
Goran Dragic Unrestricted (Signed with Bucks for $617,911 on March 4, which prorated to 390,433; Contract with Chicago was for $2,905,851 before being waived Feb. 28)
AJ Green: Restricted with $1,637,975 qualifying offer ($508,891)
Joe Ingles: Unrestricted ($6,479,000)
Meyers Leonard: Unrestricted (Signed March 14 to rest-of-season contract for $409,916)
Brook Lopez: Unrestricted ($13,096,976)
Wesley Matthews: Unrestricted ($2,905,851)