Bucks' Connaughton exercises contract option: report

Pat Connaughton celebrates after making a three-pointer against the Boston Celtics on Dec. 25, 2021. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Milwaukee Bucks guard Pat Connaughton will be back for the 2022-2023, according to a report from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

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Connaughton, 29, is exercising his $5.7 million contract option for the upcoming season, the report said.

A member of the Bucks' 2021 championship team, Connaughton is coming off a season in which he averaged a career-highs of 9.9 points, 0.9 steals and 26 minutes per game. He started a career-best 19 of 65 games played, too.