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Report: Kidd's influence led Copeland to Bucks

Free agent forward Chris Copeland signed a one-year, $1.15 million contract with the Milwaukee Bucks at the end of July. Copeland said he accepted the offer from the Bucks since Jason Kidd is the head coach. From Charles F. Gardner of the Journal Sentinel:

    "Copeland is expected to play a key role off the bench and his ability to space the floor should complement the Bucks young forward duo of Jabari Parker and Giannis Antetokounmpo. 'Jason Kidd has been a top reason,' Copeland said. 'It was a blessing playing with him when we were in New York (during the 2012-'13 season). I learned a lot from him behind the scenes. 'I watched him in a short period of time show his capabilities as a coach. I just look forward to the opportunity. When they reached out, it was a no-brainer.' Copeland struggled with his three-point shooting last year after hitting 42% of his long-range attempts in his first two NBA seasons. The Bucks are hoping he can regain that form and provide a needed perimeter threat."