Miles Plumlee gets a huge payday from Milwaukee
It’s a new era in the NBA, that’s for sure. Logic would have suggested that now three weeks into the NBA’s free agency period most teams would have eaten through their bonanza of cap space and the contracts would be normalizing for those players left on the market. Which brings me to why we’re here… Miles Plumlee re-signed with the Bucks for a total of $52 million over four years.
Yes, the same Miles Plumlee that averaged 5.1 points, 3.8 rebounds and 0.8 blocks for the team last season in 14.3 minutes a night.
14 minutes a night, $13 million a year.
That seems reasonable.
Selected #26 overall in the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers, Plumlee has already played for 3 teams during his four-year career.
Things do get a little more justifiable is we look at Plumlee’s per-36 numbers of 13.0 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.1 blocks a game from last season.
Personally, I would have gone with Festus Ezeli if the plan was to overpay a mediocre backup big man.
A borderline elite athlete at the center spot, Plumlee would be the likely option to start if the team manages to find a trading partner for the very available Greg Monroe. Monroe is being shopped hard by the team.