|Rights: mil||Last Sal.: $.53M|
|Agent: SuperAgent||Exp: 0-6 years|
|FA Tier: 1||Age: 24|
|FBPPG:||Inj: No Injury|
|Desired Salary: Between $.99M and $30.85M|
|Contract Status: TO - Team Option|
|Game ET||Latest Player News...|
|May 17 8:25 ET -|
|Mamadi Diakite: Inks multi-year deal with Bucks|
Diakite, previously on a two-way contract, will have his deal converted into a multiyear agreement with the Bucks, Jim Owczarski of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
The Scoop: While on a two-way contract, Diakite initially saw action in the G League bubble with the Lakeland Magic, as the Bucks did not send their affiliate, the Herd, to the bubble. He was an All-G League selection by way of 18.5 points, 10.4 rebounds, 2.1 blocks and 2.0 assists in 27.7 minutes. With the Bucks, he's totaled 95 minutes across 11 games, racking up 27 points, 25 rebounds, six assists, five blocks and three steals.
Apr 21 2:48 ET
|Mamadi Diakite: Plays career-high 23 minutes|
Diakite totaled 10 points (2-5 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 6-6 FT), five rebounds, one assist and two steals in 23 minutes during Friday's 127-119 loss to the Hornets.
The Scoop: In the absence of Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee), Khris Middleton (knee), Jrue Holiday (knee), Brook Lopez (back) and Donte DiVincenzo (hip), Diakite played a career-high 23 minutes. The rookie made the most of his run by scoring a career-high 10 points, with the majority of those (six) coming from a perfect night at the free-throw line. In his four years at Virginia, Diakite never shot above 78 percent from the charity stripe, but he did average 4.1 free-throw attempts per game his senior year, so it is nice to see that translating to the NBA.
Apr 10 5:42 ET
|Mamadi Diakite: Makes NBA debut|
Diakite (COVID-19 health and safety protocols) played five minutes off the bench Thursday in the Bucks' 134-101 win over the Knicks, finishing with two points (1-2 FG), two rebounds, two assists and one block.
The Scoop: Diakite was available after he missed Milwaukee's final game before the All-Star break while he waited to clear the NBA's health and safety protocol following his call-up from the G League bubble in Orlando. The two-way rookie had been inactive for nearly the entire season, but he suited up Thursday and finally got the chance to make his NBA debut due to the blowout. Expect most of Diakite's minutes to come in garbage-time scenarios the rest of the season.
Mar 12 6:47 ET
|Mamadi Diakite: Joins health and safety protocol|
Diakite is listed as out for Thursday's game against the Grizzlies after being placed in the NBA's health and safety protocol.
The Scoop: Diakite enters the protocol one day after the Bucks recalled him from the G League bubble in Orlando. The two-way rookie was unlikely to be active for Thursday's game even if he had been available, so his absence won't affect head coach Mike Budenholzer's rotation.
Mar 4 9:07 ET