The Milwaukee Bucks continue to make moves after making the trade of the summer in which they acquired seven-time all-star Damian Lillard. After the news of former point guard Jrue Holiday being traded to the Boston Celtics, it announced that the Bucks would be signing Cameron Payne to a one-year deal.
Milwaukee Bucks sign Cam Payne
Just three weeks after being waived from the San Antonio Spurs, Cam Payne has been signed to a one-year deal with the Milwaukee Bucks, per Shams Charania of The Athletic.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 1, 2023
Payne was acquired when he was traded from the Phoenix Suns, even though he expressed in August that he was still with the Suns, this could’ve been a factor into letting him go before he even got on the court with the Spurs.
In the 2022-2023 season, Payne averaged 10.3 points per game, 4.5 assists, and 2.2 rebounds in 48 games. The guard was a huge addition off the bench, and was a strong playoff performer for Phoenix.
Payne’s Role in Milwaukee
With the Bucks’ starting five pretty much solidifed with Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, Brook Lopez, (possibly) Bobby Portis, and Damian Lillard, it’s likely that Payne will probably be an off the bench player like how he was in Phoenix. He’ll be likely competing against players like MarJon Beauchamp and Pat Connaughton, both who are also off-the-bench players looking for playing time along side Giannis and now Lillard.
Payne’s contract details have not been revealed yet.