The Bucks are near an agreement with veteran point guard Earl Boykins, a move which would complete Milwaukee's point guard trio for the 2010-'11 season.
Sources indicated a one-year deal could be reached within the next week to bring Boykins back to the Bucks for a second time. The 5-foot-5 guard played last season with the Washington Wizards and appeared in 67 games while averaging 6.6 points and 2.6 assists in 16.7 minutes per game.
Boykins, 34, has played for nine NBA teams in 11 seasons. He was a popular player with the Bucks during the 2006-'07 season after being obtained in a trade with the Denver Nuggets.
The Bucks needed help in the backcourt that season after injuries sidelined Michael Redd and Mo Williams. Boykins stepped in and played in 35 games, including 19 starts, and averaged 14.0 points.
Boykins hit two free throws in the final second to help the Wizards beat the Bucks in a game in Washington last season.
Following the departure of free agent Luke Ridnour, who signed a four-year, $16 million deal with Minnesota, the Bucks signed veteran Keyon Dooling as the primary backup to point guard Brandon Jennings.
Now the Bucks will have two veteran point guards to assist Jennings, who will be starting his second NBA season after helping lead Milwaukee to a playoff berth last season.
In 11-year NBA veteran, Boykins played 35 games for Milwaukee during the 2006-07 campaign after a mid-season trade with the Denver Nuggets. He enjoyed his best statistical season in 2006-07 when he combined to average 14.6 points, 4.4 assists and 2.1 rebounds over 66 games with the two teams.
Last season, Boykins played in 67 games (one start) for the Washington Wizards and averaged 6.6 points, 2.6 assists and 1.1 rebounds in 16.7 minutes.