Bronson Koenig - Badgers

Wisconsin Badgers guard Bronson Koenig dribbles the ball during an open practice at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo, N.Y., Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Koenig, who went undrafted out of Madison, signed a two-way contract with the Milwaukee Bucks in July, but the team requested waivers on him Thursday, making him a free agent. 


The Milwaukee Bucks requested waivers on former University of Wisconsin guard Bronson Koenig on Thursday.

Koenig, who went undrafted this summer out of Wisconsin, averaged 5.2 points and 1.0 rebounds per game in five appearances with the Bucks' entry in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. 

Milwaukee had signed the 22-year-old to a two-way contract in July. 

Under the NBA's new two-way contracts, which are similar to those used in Minor League Baseball, a player makes an NBA salary on a pro-rated basis while with the parent club, while earning an NBA Gatorade League salary when with the affiliate team.

Koenig's deal was reportedly for two years and would have given him the opportunity to play for the Wisconsin Herd in Oshkosh and spend up to 45 days during the season with the Bucks.

A 6-foot-6 guard from La Crosse, Koenig averaged 9.9 points, 2.0 assists and 2.0 rebounds over four seasons with the Badgers. 

During a July interview from Las Vegas, Koenig said the decision to accept the Bucks’ contract offer was a no-brainer.

“My goal has always been to make the NBA,” he said at the time. “And I’m on an NBA roster.”

The Bucks open training camp with media day on Monday at the new Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin Sports Science Center in Milwaukee. They will hold their first practice of the season on Tuesday at 10 a.m. 


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