The Milwaukee Bucks beat out the San Antonio Spurs and OKC Thunder for the services of free agent Chris Copeland.
Source: Bucks & Chris Copeland have verbally agreed to a 1-year contract. Cope & Jason Kidd have a good relationship from Knicks teammates.
— Jared Zwerling (@JaredZwerling) July 23, 2015
Copeland is set to join the Bucks on a one-year deal at just over $1 million.
The 31-year-old has put up 6.4 points and shot 37.3 percent from 3-point land in his three seasons.
opeland had spent the past several days mulling possible deals with the Bucks and Oklahoma City Thunder. With the Bucks slowly bringing along Jabari Parker from a torn ACL and his relationship with Jason Kidd, Copeland will compete for a significant role in the team’s rotation next season.
Copeland was stabbed outside a nightclub in New York in early April, and will be fully healthy for training camp in 2015-16.
After a breakout season for the New York Knicks in which he averaged 8.7 points, Copeland signed a two-year deal with the Indiana Pacers. In his first season with the Knicks and Pacers, the 6-foot-8 forward shot 42.1 percent and 41.8 percent from three-point land, respectively. He scored 6.2 points a night in 50 games last season.