Report: Bucks offer three-year rookie contract to second rounder Sterling Brown
Sterling Brown still has some work to do to stick in the NBA, but the Milwaukee Bucks are giving him a real shot.
Milwaukee drafted the younger brother of former NBA player Shannon Brown in the middle of the second round, and now they have signed him, reports Shams Charania of The Vertical at Yahoo Sports.
Sources: Milwaukee is signing No. 46 overall pick Sterling Brown of SMU to a three-year rookie deal, with two years guaranteed.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 7, 2017
To be technical, that is some agent speak — notice it does not say “fully guaranteed.” Brown will get some money, but he’s still got to earn his way onto the roster for a full couple seasons. That said, the Bucks have some roster spots open and like to try to develop him.
An under-the-radar guard out of SMU, he didn’t get an NBA Draft Combine invite. That said, he shot 44 percent from three last season, and he has an NBA build including a 6’10 wingspan. There’s versatility and potential in his game, but he’s got a lot to prove he can make that work consistently at the next level. That said, the Bucks are giving him a shot.