Tony Snell Rumors

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Tony Snell
Tony Snell
Position: F
Born: 11/10/91
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:200 lbs. / 90.7 kg.
Salary: $2,368,327
“And then Klay Thompson gets four for $70 million. And if you remember, at the time, people were going ‘man, you have to max Klay Thompson?’ Because Klay Thompson then, is not who Klay Thompson is today. “So Butler’s like ‘I’m going to get my money.’ “And the way I was told the story is that it wasn’t the coaching staff, it was someone in the front office went to Jimmy Butler and said ‘if you don’t sign this extension, we’re going to play Tony Snell over you. We are going to give you his minutes and that’s going to drop your minutes and numbers down.’
“‘And Butler’s like, ‘are you kidding me? Tony Snell? This dude I killed in practice. That’s what you’re going to do? You’re going to try to depress my market by playing a lesser player more than me?’ Tom Thibodeau refused to follow through with the Bulls’ threat and Butler emerged as the Most Improved Player in the NBA. Butler went on to sign a five-year, $95 million contract as a restricted free agent.
Make no mistake about it, this team misses Middleton on both ends of the court. But the additions of Matthew Dellavedova, Tony Snell and rookie Brogdon have helped immeasurably. In fact, the Snell-for-Michael Carter-Williams trade is starting to look like a steal for the Bucks. “We’ve loved Tony and his work ethic,” Bucks coach Jason Kidd said. “He’s shown a lot early on in this season. We’ve asked him to do a lot and he’s up for the challenge. … When you talk to him, he talks about defense; that’s very rare in this league. He enjoys both sides of the ball. We’re very lucky to have him.”