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|11||C||7' 0"||270||04/01/1988 (31)||10|
|42||C||7' 0"||275||04/01/1988 (31)||10|
|5||PF||6' 10"||231||02/19/1996 (23)||1|
|35||PF||7' 1"||225||11/17/1997 (21)||2|
|77||PF||6' 10"||235||05/15/1987 (32)||10|
|34||PF||6' 11"||242||12/06/1994 (24)||5|
|30||PF||6' 10"||228||05/14/1989 (30)||7|
|13||PG||6' 8"||225||02/07/1995 (24)||0|
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|10||PG||5' 11"||190||04/03/1994 (25)||1|
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|22||SF||6' 8"||222||08/12/1991 (28)||6|
|43||SF||6' 7"||205||07/18/1992 (27)||1|
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|26||SG||6' 7"||212||03/17/1981 (38)||15|
|24||SG||6' 4"||209||01/06/1993 (26)||3|
|23||SG||6' 6"||232||02/10/1995 (24)||1|
|23||SG||6' 5"||220||10/14/1986 (32)||9|
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.
Point/shooting guard George Hill will return to Milwaukee, per Shams Charania of The Athletic, inking a new three-year, $29 million deal. The Bucks had previously waived Hill, but the veteran will return to the team that he finished with in 2018-19. With the Bucks moving Malcolm Brogdon to Indiana in a sign-and-trade, there is a solid possibility that Hill could eclipse the 20.4 minutes per game average he accrued in 47 games with Milwaukee last season. Regardless, he'll be on the fringes of most fantasy leagues entering his age-33 campaign.
Small forward Khris Middleton has agreed to a five-year, $178 million contract to re-sign with the Milwaukee Bucks, as was first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Middleton became a first time All-Star last season, averaging 18.3 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game. A second-round pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, Middleton blossomed upon joining Milwaukee in 2013-14, having ascended to a max contract that will keep him with the Bucks for the foreseeable future. Milwaukee was conservative with his minutes last season, keeping him at 31.1 per contest, with the club cruising toward the postseason. With a large amount of his value coming on the defensive end of the floor, Middleton presents a tricky fantasy play coming into '19-20.
Free agent center Brook Lopez has reportedly agreed to a four-year deal to return to the Milwaukee Bucks. Last season, Lopez started 81 games for the Bucks, averaging 12.5 points and 4.9 rebounds per game while shooting 36.5 percent from three. Lopez has spent the past three seasons turning into a stretch five, which has helped him keep his value up even as his shot attempts per game have decreased. Lopez wont take more than 10 shots per game next season for the Bucks, but his continued improvement from deep means that Lopez will still be a valuable player in fantasy leagues. His career-high 2.2 blocks per game last season dont hurt either. Expect another solid year for the veteran center.