The Milwaukee Bucks are likely saying goodbye to power forward Charlie Villanueva after General Manager John Hammond said no qualifying offer would be tendered to retain his rights. Villanueva will become an unrestricted free agent on Wednesday and will be able to sign with any NBA team, beginning July 8th.
The Bucks did make qualifying offers to restricted free agents Ramon Sessions and Ersan Ilyasova, retaining the right to match any offers from other NBA clubs.
Sessions started 39 games for the Bucks last season, averaging 12.4 points and 5.7 assists a game. Ilyasova was a 2nd round pick of the Bucks in 2005 and has played the last two seasons for Regal FC Barcelona in Spain.