Bucks waive veteran forward Leuer, acquired from Pistons

Veteran forward Jon Leuer appeared in 41 games with the Pistons last season.

The Milwaukee Bucks have waived veteran forward Jon Leuer, according to Shams Charania of Stadium.

Leuer, 30, was acquired last month in the trade that sent Tony Snell and the 30th overall pick to the Detroit Pistons in a salary-clearing move. (The Pistons later traded the pick, USC guard Kevin Porter Jr., to the Cleveland Cavaliers.)

Leuer averaged 3.8 points and 2.4 rebounds with the Pistons last season.

“While stretching Leuer’s contract generates additional flexibility this year, the Bucks will have to be wary of the cap charges it creates in future seasons ($3,252,681 annually through 2021/22),” Luke Adams of HoopsRumors wrote.

“Milwaukee’s roster only figures to get more expensive down the road, especially if Giannis Antetokounmpo signs a super-max extension that goes into effect in ’20/21, so Leuer’s dead money could eventually help push team salary into the tax.”

Leuer will become an unrestricted free agent upon clearing waivers.