How Reynolds Fits With Bucks


This past Thursday the Milwaukee Bucks reached an agreement with former Timberwolf Cam Reynolds on a two-way contract, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Reynolds’s play style fits very well with the Bucks. However, his upcoming tenure with the Wisconsin Herd will play a huge role in determining how many chances he potentially gets in the NBA this season. With that said, let’s take a look at how Cam Reynolds fits with the Bucks.

Play Style

Reynolds is a rangy 6’8″ forward out of Tulane University. He tasted his first NBA action this past season for the Minnesota Timberwolves, where in 19 games he put up a stat line of:

5.0 PPG/1.6 RPG/0.7 APG/41.2 3PT%

As you can see, it was definitely limited action in his first season. But a number that pops out is Reynolds’s three-point percentage. As we know, the Bucks like to let it fly from three. Reynolds should fit right in with their offensive philosophy. And on defense, with his size, he will easily be able to switch 2-4 and potentially onto point guards. He projects as a prototypical 3-and-D player, and in today’s NBA, you can never have enough of those.

Herd Development

Since Reynolds is on a two-way contract, he will spend a lot of time this upcoming season on the Wisconsin Herd. But with that two-way contract will come a lot of responsibility with the Herd. Reynolds will see an increased role where he will try to showcase his 3-and-D talent for the Bucks. At the same time, he will look to be a star for the Herd.

Reynolds has played in the G-League before for the Stockton Kings. There he averaged 16 points on 41% shooting from downtown. His play earned him a shot with the Timberwolves. However, the Bucks are a lot deeper than the 2018-19 Wolves, and Reynolds will need to get better to earn a shot on his new team. The Bucks will mainly want him to improve his scoring average while maintaining similar consistency from deep. How Cam Reynolds fits with the Bucks will ultimately depend on his tenure with the Herd.

Chance With The Bucks

Being a two-way player, Reynolds likely won’t don a Bucks uniform until around midseason. He will most likely be called up when a rotation wing player gets injured and needs a few days off. In Milwaukee, Reynolds won’t be asked to do much besides be the 3-and-D player they are looking for.

If he nails his shot with the Bucks when it arises, Cam Reynolds could easily flesh out a permanent spot on the Bucks’ roster. Milwaukee has a noticeable gap on their depth chart behind Khris Middleton regarding tall wings. Reynolds fits that mold perfectly for them. Hopefully by the time his chance arises he earns himself a spot on the regular roster and Bucks get a solid 3-and-D player for their playoff push later in the year. And if his latest tweets have anything to say, he’s ready for the challenge!


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About Dylan Kelly

Diehard Bucks, Packers, Cubs and Blackhawks fan from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Moved to Green Bay where I am now a proud Phoenix member at UW-Green Bay studying Finance.

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