Report: Bucks signing Chris Copeland to one-year contract
Chris Copeland came a long way just to make the NBA.
He got stabbed late last season, but that scary incident won’t derail his pro career.
Shams Charania of RealGM:
Free agent Chris Copeland has agreed on a one-year, $1.1-plus million contract with the Milwaukee Bucks, league sources tell RealGM.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 23, 2015
Given Copeland’s minimum salary is $981,348, it seems the Bucks had to dip into their $2,814,000 room exception.
That’s good value, and he makes an already deep team even deeper. Copeland is a stretch four who could see minutes behind Jabari Parker and John Henson depending what looks Jason Kidd wants to give.
Speaking of Kidd, he played with Copeland on the Knicks. This isn’t the first time Milwaukee has added an apparent Kidd favorite, but this signing makes more sense than others (looking at you, Kenyon Martin).
Copeland gives the Bucks 15 players with guaranteed contracts, meaning Jorge Gutierrez and his unguaranteed deal probably gets squeezed out – though Milwaukee could eat the salary of someone like Damien Inglis or Johnny O’Bryant.