After asking for a trade to the Phoenix Suns last year after promoting Cam Johnson to the starting lineup and sitting out until they found him a new home, Jae Crowder found himself as the big acquisition during the Milwaukee Bucks season.
However, after playing 18.9 minutes per game in the regular season (shooting a solid 43.6% on three in 18 games), he saw that decrease to 10.3 minutes per night in four appearances as the Bucks were made rebound in the first round by the Miami Heat. after treating a nagging calf problem. Crowder, entering his 12th year in the league, will need to stay healthy next year, but we learned on Saturday that he will have the chance to earn the spot he was unable to grab with the Bucks this season. latest, as Bleacher Report’s Chris Haynes announces he’s returning to Milwaukee.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) July 1, 2023
The Bucks have chosen to take a throwback approach to their big names in the free agent market this year. In addition to bringing Crowder back, Milwaukee has agreed to deals that will see Khris Middleton and Brook Lopez reunite with Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jrue Holiday and the rest of the team, all in hopes of returning to the NBA Finals.