Category: Fringe Players
According to Yahoo!’s Marc Spears, the Milwaukee Bucks have not tendered a qualifying offer to forward/center/book club purveyor Ekpe Udoh.
The Bucks have told forward-center Ekpe Udoh he will not be tendered an offer thus making him an unrestricted free agent, source told Yahoo.
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) June 30, 2014
Udoh was the number six pick in the 2010 draft out of Baylor (Larry Sanders was the 15th pick) by the Golden State Warriors. He played a season and a half in Oakland before arriving in Milwaukee as apart of the Monta Ellis-Andrew Bogut trade.
In 2012-13, Udoh averaged 4.3 points and 3.3 rebounds for the Bucks in 17.3 minutes per game over 76 games. Last season he averaged 3.4 points and 3.5 rebounds in just 42 games after battling an injured ankle and knee and DNP-CDs, as he fell down the Bucks depth chart.
He’s well regarded as a defender, specifically as a pick and roll defender and generally in his rotations, but his mysteriously low rebounding numbers and lack of offensive abilities have hampered him throughout his career.
Without question, the most notable part of his 2013-14 season was the formation of his book club, which recently had an outing in Dallas that included many fans from Milwaukee. The book club and his regular Google Hangouts with a collection of fans and bloggers have put his thoughtful personality on display.
Udoh recently changed his agents, according to Sam Amick of USA Today.