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Wilson, Koenig officially sign Bucks contracts

FILE - In this March 17, 2017, file photo, Michigan's D.J. Wilson celebrates after hitting a 3-point basket during the team's first-round game against Oklahoma State in the men's NCAA college basketball tournament in Indianapolis. The Milwaukee Bucks selected Wilson in the NBA draft Thursday, June 22. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

MILWAUKEE (WLUK) -- The Milwaukee Bucks' first-round draft choice and a home-state star are both officially in the fold.

D.J. Wilson signed a rookie scale contract with the Bucks, the team announced Thursday. The former Michigan Wolverine was the 17th overall pick in last month's draft.


According to a projection by Forbes, the contract could guarantee Wilson more than $4.6 million over the first two years, with team options pushing the total to nearly $11 million over four years.

Meanwhile, La Crosse native and former University of Wisconsin star Bronson Koenig also signed a contract with the Bucks on Thursday.


According to the team, Koenig signed a two-way contract, which means he will spend the majority of his time playing for the Oshkosh-based Wisconsin Herd of the NBA Gatorade League, but can spend as much as 45 days with Milwaukee.


Both Wilson and Koenig are on the Bucks' summer league roster.

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