Eric Nehm: A league source has confirmed @Jim Owczarski’s earlier reporting to The Athletic. Mamadi Diakite has grabbed the Bucks’ 15th roster spot on a multi-year deal and the Bucks signed Justin Jackson to fill his two-way spot. Their roster is full at 17 players (15 + 2 two-way deals).
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Simply, Mamadi Diakite wanted a shot. Undrafted out of the University of Virginia, the 6-foot, 9-inch forward with an NCAA championship ring hoped to get a chance just to play in the NBA. The Milwaukee Bucks gave him that with a two-way contract. Four months later, Diakite has taken full advantage of the opportunity and the club will convert that deal into a multi-year contract.
“I have more to prove, I have more to give to the team and I have more to show to the fans,” Diakite told the Journal Sentinel. “Them doing this shows me that they trust me in many ways, but I still have work to do. I’m someone who always got it out of the mud and I’ll keep fighting my way through that.”
John Hollinger: Mamadi Diakite agreed to a 2-way with Milwaukee, making him the 8th Wahoo with an NBA contract for this season #wahoowa … now somebody give Justin Anderson a gig!
Matt Velazquez: League source confirms the Bucks are signing Bryn Forbes to a two-year deal as first reported by @Adrian Wojnarowski. Also, the Bucks will bring in Jaylen Adams and Mamadi Diakite on two-way contracts and EJ Montgomery will come to Milwaukee on a training-camp deal.
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Dane Moore: Chris Finch on the Timberwolves last few games, and another loss today: “It’s been disappointing, I’m not gonna lie. It’s been disappointing in our approach… At the end of the day, we’re not a tanking team. So we wanted to finish the season with as much momentum as possible.”