The sparkling four-year, $52 million contract Plumlee signed with the Bucks last off-season hasn’t worked out as planned. Milwaukee shipped the 28-year-old to Charlotte for veterans Roy Hibbert and Spencer Hawes Thursday afternoon.
This shake up could be good for both teams, as the Hornets and Bucks have been struggling as of late.
Miles Plumlee began the season as Milwaukee’s starting center, but has played sparingly after his demotion to the bench. Thon Maker has started the past two games at the center, with Greg Monroe accumulating the rest of the minutes off the bench. Both Plumlee and John Henson received DNP-CD’s.
This move frees up a lot of cap space for the Bucks. Spencer Hawes is on the final official year of his contract, but has a player option this off-season. Roy Hibbert inked a one-year, five million dollar contract with Charlotte this past off-season.
The Bucks were forced to waive Steve Novak with the addition of Hibbert and Hawes, but he could be re-signed should another trade go down. It appears that John Hammond isn’t done mixing things up, with other reports indicating that John Henson and Greg Monroe are being shopped as well.