- Height / Weight
- 7' 1" / 225 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 11/17/1997 (21)
Despite reports that he already signed a deal to play in Russia next season, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that former Suns power forward Dragan Bender has agreed to a two-year deal with the Milwaukee Bucks. It's hard to see a role for Bender in Milwaukee, as he's basically been a very, very inefficient stretch big for Phoenix. There's a reason it took this long for an NBA team to sign him, so don't expect much production from Bender this season.
Another NBA player appears to be returning to international play, as power forward Dragan Bender has reportedly agreed to a multi-year deal with CSKA Moscow. Bender, whose team option was declined by the Suns and was a free agent, found the NBA free agency landscape to be a tough place for him and despite interest from the Cleveland Cavaliers, it appears Bender's NBA days are over for now. He averaged just five points and four rebounds in 46 games for the Suns last year, including 27 starts. There's enough promise to hold onto him in deeper dynasty leagues, but he's now a non-factor in redraft.
Phoenix Suns power forward/center Dragan Bender will be available to play Saturday versus the Atlanta Hawks after having been previously ruled out. The news comes with the caveat that Deandre Ayton is expected to be a full-go, which should mean that even if Bender does get some action, it likely wont be enough to warrant him being a fantasy commodity. He played just three minutes in his last contest Tuesday, but the fact that the team reversed track could mean that he's in line for some run.