Serge Ibaka is among the Bucks players headed to free agency this summer. (John Fisher/Getty Images)
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Milwaukee Bucks Free Agents for the 2022 Offseason

Breaking down the imminent Milwaukee Bucks free agents this summer, as well as those with player and team options for 2022-23.

Over the last four years, The Milwaukee Bucks have solidified their spot as one of the NBA’s most consistent teams. After another 50-win season, the Bucks appeared poised to make a run for their second consecutive Finals trophy; however, a heated second-round series led to their early exit.

Throughout the 2021-22 season, superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo logged yet another sincerely MVP-level campaign and sparked the Bucks throughout a lively seven-game series against the Celtics. While he was surrounded by a strong supporting cast, marked by the elevated play of Jrue Holiday and Brook Lopez, cracks emerged in the foundation; specifically, the loss of Khris Middleton to a sprained MCL proved to be too much to overcome.

Looking towards next season, tinkering with the roster around will be key to maintaining their place as a contender. Head coach Mike Budenholzer and GM Jon Horst will have to navigate free agency with this in mind, especially as a few players have options they can exercise.

Check out Boardroom’s full breakdown of imminent Bucks free agents, as well as a snapshot of the team’s salary cap outlook as things currently stand.

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2022 Milwaukee Bucks Free Agents

Contract and salary figures via Spotrac unless otherwise noted. Restricted free agent status designates that a player’s current team reserves the right to match any rival team’s contract offer sheet in order to prevent that player’s departure.

1. PG Jevon Carter (unrestricted)
  • Age: 27
  • Expiring Contract: 1 year, $457,149
  • 2021-22 Salary: $457,149
2. C Serge Ibaka (unrestricted)
  • Age: 33
  • Expiring Contract: 2 years, $18,978,900
  • 2021-22 Salary: $9,720,900
3. SG Wes Matthews Jr. (unrestricted)
  • Age: 36
  • Expiring Contract: 1 year, $1,958,501
  • 2021-22 Salary: $1,958,501
4. PF Jordan Nwora (restricted)
  • Age: 24
  • Expiring Contract: 2 years, $2,416,291
  • 2021-22 Salary: $1,517,981
5. SG Lindell Wigginton (restricted)
  • Age: 23
  • Expiring Contract: 1 year, $233,973 (via HoopsHype)
  • 2021-22 Salary: $233,973

Bucks Contract Options for 2022-23

Click here to read Boardroom’s full breakdown of all $285 million in NBA player and team options coming up this summer.

1. SF Thanasis Antetokounmpo (player option)
  • Age: 30
  • 2021-22 Salary: $1,729,217
  • 2022-23 Option: $1,878,720
2. SG Pat Connaughton (player option)
  • Age: 29
  • 2021-22 Salary: $5,333,334
  • 2022-23 Option: $5,728,393
3. PF Bobby Portis (player option)
  • Age: 27
  • 2021-22 Salary: $4,347,600
  • 2022-23 Option: $4,564,980

Milwaukee Bucks 2022 Salary Cap Numbers

All dollar figures and cap estimates via Spotrac as of May 15. Reflects a “soft” salary cap of $112.414 million, a luxury tax threshold of $136.606 million, and a $143.002 million luxury tax apron for hard-capped teams.

  • Active contracts: $160,275,468
  • Cap Hold: $22,240,468
  • Total salary cap usage: $160,275,468
  • Estimated 2021-22 luxury tax bill: $19,438,673 ($11,275,468 over luxury tax threshold)
  • Salary on the books for 2022-23: $160,275,468

Click here to read Boardroom’s full breakdown of NBA salary cap spending by team this season.

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