The Milwaukee Bucks waived third-year forwards Johnny O’Bryant and Danien Inglis to clear some roster space for free-agent signings.
Free agency opens at 11:01 p.m. Thursday night. The league salary is expected to go up. Last year’s cap stood at $70 million. The cap for this season is expected to climb to around $94 million.
The Bucks are looking for help in their backcourt. They need shooters as well as defensive help.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the team has already made a qualifying offer to big man Miles Plumlee and would like to resign guard Jerryd Bayless.
The Bucks struggled both shooting from three point range and defending the three last season.
O’Bryant and Inglis were both second round picks in the 2014 draft. The 6’8 Inglis missed his rookie season in the NBA with an ankle injury that required surgery. He struggled while playing in just 20 games last season, averaging 1.8 points and 1.6 rebounds.
O’Bryant played the last two seasons with the Bucks. He averaged 3.0 points and 2.4 rebounds in 100 games with 19 starts.