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NBA Rumors: Milwaukee Bucks in talks with EuroLeague guard Elijah Bryant

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Earlier today, sources reported that the Milwaukee Bucks are considering releasing 22-year-old striker Rodian’s Corks. Kurucs signed a three-year contract worth about $6 million with the Brooklyn Nets and was acquired by the Milwaukee Bucks in March 2021. He appeared in a total of 5 NBA games off the franchise bench, averaging 6.8 minutes.

Korkus averaged 3 points and 1.2 rebounds in his limited playing time. The Milwaukee Bucks are reportedly planning to abandon the all-out attack, According to and Shams Charania of the Athletic. Instead, the Bucks turned their sights to Tel Aviv keeper Elijah Bryant.

NBA Rumors: Expected to Sign Milwaukee Bucks Maccabi Tel Aviv Elijah Bryant

Elijah Bryant has emerged as a target for the Milwaukee Bucks, who may see him as a potential role player. The Milwaukee Bucks currently rely on Jrue Holiday and Donte DiVincenzo as their starting guard combination, and the likes of Jeff Teague and Bryn Forbes as backups.

Forbes has been in impressive form off the bench, and adding another keeper seems like a sensible move for the Milwaukee Bucks.

Elijah Bryant, 26, has not played in the NBA since going undrafted in the 2018 draft. He joined Maccabi Tel Aviv in July 2019 and previously played for the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2019 NBA Summer League. Bryant has appeared in the EuroLeague this season as well as in the Israeli Super League for Maccabi Tel Aviv.

The Shots keeper appeared in 32 EuroLeague matches and averaged 9.8 points, 2 assists and 3 rebounds. He is an impressive 3-point scorer and has shot exactly 42% from the 3-point zone during his 18 appearances in the Israeli Super League. In the Euroleague, Bryant’s shooting percentage is 48.3%.

Rodin Korkus during his days with the Brooklyn Nets
Rodin Korkus during his days with the Brooklyn Nets

Elijah Bryant also played for the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2018 NBA Summer League and could be a great acquisition for the Milwaukee Bucks. That’s because Bryant has the right to play in the NBA playoffs. The Milwaukee Bucks will look to the shot keeper as a decent bench player who can add depth and numbers to their squad.

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