The Milwaukee Bucks currently have Thanasis Antetokounmpo and Semi Ojeleye in the league’s health and safety protocols. With them playing five times in the next 10 days, they look to add another player to their roster. Per Shams Charania from the Athletic, the Bucks are looking to sign Luke Kornet to a 10-day hardship contract.
A 10-day hardship contract allows teams to give players a temporary roster spot and exceed the 15-man maximum roster when at least four players are out due to illness or injury.
The 7’2″, 26-year-old PF/C just completed a 10-day deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He appeared in two games, averaging 2 points and 1.5 rebounds in 7.5 minutes of play per game.
Kornet, who was an All-NBA G League Third Team selection in 2018, has previously played four NBA seasons from 2017-2021. He spent time with New York, Boston, Chicago, and Cleveland. Him coming to Milwaukee will be the fifth team in his career.
He appeared in 31 games last season with Chicago and Boston, two of those being postseason contests with Boston. Career wise, he holds an average of 5.8 points and 2.6 rebounds in 15.2 minutes.
Prior to being in Cleveland, Kornet appeared in 10 games with the Maine Celtics, the G-League Affiliate for the Boston Celtics. In those 10 games (all starts), he averaged 11.9 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.7 blocks, and 3.9 assists in 27.4 minutes per game.
Additionally, here’s a fun fact: His father, Frank Kornet, played for the Bucks back in 1989-1991!
Having Kornet apart of the Bucks, even temporarily will be helpful for them. They’re on a hot winning streak, and look to continue that. The Bucks face the Detroit Pistons on Monday Night at 7:00 P.M. CST.