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Report: Milwaukee Bucks Waive Former BYU Forward Elijah Bryant

Sep 26, 2021, 8:31 PM
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Milwaukee Bucks waived former BYU Cougars forward Elijah Bryant, according to The Athletic’s Eric Nehm.

The Bucks reporter shared the news on Twitter on Sunday, September 26.

“The Milwaukee Bucks have waived Elijah Bryant, per a league source,” Nehm tweeted.

Bryant was a member of the Bucks championship roster in the 2021 NBA Finals.

Before his time in the NBA, Bryant played for the Cougars in Provo from 2016-18.

The former BYU standout first joined the Bucks in 2019 as a member of Milwaukee’s Summer League roster. After that experience, Bryant played for Maccabi Tel Aviv from 2019-21.

Before their postseason run, the Bucks signed Bryant to their 15-man roster.

Bryant and the Bucks advanced all the way to the NBA Finals, where they defeated the Phoenix Suns in six games.

The former BYU star played in 12 games for Milwaukee, including 11 playoff games.

During the postseason, Bryant averaged 1.3 points per game on 35.0 percent shooting. He also recorded 1.1 rebounds, 0.4 assists, 0.2 steals, and 0.1 blocks in 4.5 minutes per contest.

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