First reported by Adrian Wojnarowski, the Milwaukee Bucks plan to sign free agent DeAndre Bembry for the remainder of the season. Bembry was released by the Brooklyn Nets in order to make room in the blockbuster Harden-Simmons deal. The former St. Joseph’s product is currently in his 6th NBA season. DeAndre was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks 21st overall in the 2016 draft.
The Milwaukee Bucks are closing in on signing free agent G/F DeAndre Bembry for the rest of the season, sources tell ESPN. The Nets waived Bembry to create roster space for the blockbuster trade with Sixers.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 15, 2022
Bembry’s 2021-22 Season
While DeAndre was a member of the Nets, he played in 48 games and started 20 of those games. Playing just shy of 20 minutes a game, DeAndre is shooting 56% from the field including 41% from 3. In addition, Bembry has chipped in 3.2 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.0 steal per game. Primarily a role player throughout his career he will continue that role with the Milwaukee Bucks. DeAndre is a welcome addition to the Bucks roster with Pat Connaughton being sidelined for the next four weeks with a hand injury.
Measuring in at 6’5″ 210 pounds, Bembry will bring length and defensive toughness to a Bucks team in need of wing help. Bembry will likely come off the bench with the second unit. In 288 career games, Bembry has only started 55 of them so he’s no stranger to coming off the bench. DeAndre has scored 6.1 points on 47% FG% with 3.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists and a steal per game over his six seasons. These numbers don’t scream offensive threat, however, the Milwaukee Bucks need help on the defensive end of the floor. When entered into games, Bembry will likely draw the opposing teams best wing player, allowing Khris Middleton to guard a weaker offensive threat.
The deal could likely get done as early as Wednesday. It’s likely that Bembry won’t make his Bucks debut after the All-Star break. The first game after the All-Star break, the Brooklyn Nets, DeAndre’s former team!
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