His time in Milwaukee was short, but it was not insignificant.
To clear a roster spot for Kenyon Martin, the Milwaukee Bucks placed Nate Wolters on waivers Friday morning. He played in 58 games as a rookie last season (starting 31!) and he was no less than serviceable, averaging 7.2 points and 3.2 assists per game. But the Bucks added two new point guards over the summer and both Jerryd Bayless and Kendall Marshall have surpassed Wolters in the rotation and stayed healthy.
Relegated to the end of the bench, Wolters played in just 11 games for the Bucks this season, but often earned the praise of Coach Jason Kidd for his preparation and persistent readiness.
It hasn’t only been Kidd that’s sang the praises of Wolters either. Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders tweeted out this quote earlier today:
That story jibes with the Nate Wolters I’ve heard about too.
A lot of small stories about players are passed along in the media room or in the hallways before, during and after Bucks games. Stories both good and bad. But I can’t think of a single negative thing I’ve heard about Wolters in the past two seasons. Over and over I’ve heard about his willingness to be a team player and general good nature with everyone he encounters, regardless of what they can do for him. So best of luck to Nate on all his future endeavors.
As a send-off, Nick Whalen has compiled a highlight tape that includes more layups than any other highlight tape in the history of highlight tapes that have been uploaded to Youtube. I’m in love with it.