Is Sterling Brown A Replacement For Snell?
Milwaukee Bucks fans eyes lit up when they drafted Sindarius Thornwell, the electric defender and scorer, from South Carolina. Excited eyes turned to fury as Los Angeles Clippers were buying out the pick. Fear not, Bucks did a deal with Philadelphia to acquire Sterling Brown, a 6-5 guard from SMU, who shot 45% from three in college and can throw it down like his older brother Shannon used to. Brown’s skill set begs the question – Will he be the reason that Tony Snell is no longer a Buck after July 1st?
Besides Bucks getting rid of bad contracts, Tony Snell is the story of the offseason. Bucks owe him some money, and it probably will not be as outrageous as last year with the cap coming down to $99 million dollars. Snell is likely going to seek a four-year deal worth 40-60 million dollars. Bucks are hoping for the low end as they push the luxury tax numbers as it stands today. It would make sense that Milwaukee would let Snell go and keep that 10 million dollars this year to spend on other things with Brown here. Locked On Bucks podcast host and leader of Bucks Twitter Frank Madden has some other thoughts.
I doubt it. Feels more like a shot across Rashad Vaughn's bow. https://t.co/ALcuBTks1t
— FrankMadden (@fmaddenNBA) June 23, 2017
There are two sides of Rashad Vaughn right now from a Bucks fan perspective – One is you think he’s going to finally breakthrough given he’s a bit older and seasoned now. The other is you think it’s a bust of a pick by John Hammond. The latter may end up winning out here. To me, Vaughn is a nice throw-in for Bucks if they’re trying to get rid of John Henson or Mirza Teletovic. Vaughn is on a rookie deal and a young player who can shoot which might swing a deal to take on either bad contracts. If that’s how Bucks see Brown’s role for next year, I think a trade is coming soon.
Brown and first round pick D.J. Wilson added more shooting to Milwaukee than they had on Wednesday, and that’s a good thing for this Bucks team. Brown and Wilson can be spot up shooters, which is huge for Bucks considering how much Giannis Antetokounmpo drives to the lane. Jon Horst and his staff did well for the first time through the draft process as head honcho. Now, we move on to free agency.