NBA: Bucks sign former lottery pick Bender - report

Field Level Media/Reuters

Posted at Jul 26 2019 08:16 AM


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The Milwaukee Bucks signed free agent forward Dragan Bender to a two-year deal, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Thursday.

It was reported last week that the 7-foot-1 former lottery pick was planning to sign with Russia's CSKA Moscow unless he received a strong offer from an NBA team.

The 21-year-old Croatian averaged 5.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 18.0 minutes in 46 games (27 starts) for the Phoenix Suns in 2018-19.

Bender, the No. 4 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, played in 171 games (64 starts) for Phoenix and has career averages of 5.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists.

Last October, the Suns declined Bender's fourth-year option for $5.8 million.

--Field Level Media

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