MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WFRV) – The Milwaukee Bucks and guard Pat Connaughton have reportedly agreed to a three-year, $28.5M extension with a player option.

As reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Tuesday, Connaughton had previously exercised a player option to return with Milwaukee for the 2022-2023 season. Now with the extension, Connaughton will be sticking around the Fiserv Forum for years to come.

The 29-year-old from Notre Dame was a second-round pick in the 2015 NBA Draft and has since become a staple role player in the Bucks organization.

  • Milwaukee Bucks' Pat Connaughton is congratulated by Bobby Portis after scoring a basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
  • Milwaukee Bucks' Pat Connaughton and Giannis Antetokounmpo celebrate after Game 3 of an NBA basketball Eastern Conference semifinals playoff series against the Boston Celtics on Saturday, May 7, 2022, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 103-101 to take a 2-1 lead in the series. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
  • Milwaukee Bucks' Bobby Portis claps after Pat Connaughton drew a charge during the second half of Game 3 against the Boston Celtics in an NBA basketball Eastern Conference semifinals playoff series Saturday, May 7, 2022, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 103-101 to take a 2-1 lead in the series. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
  • Milwaukee Bucks' Pat Connaughton shoots past Chicago Bulls' Derrick Jones Jr. during the first half of Game 1 of their first round NBA playoff basketball game Sunday, April 17, 2022, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
  • Milwaukee Bucks' Pat Connaughton draws a charge on Boston Celtics' Grant Williams during the second half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball Eastern Conference semifinals playoff series Saturday, May 7, 2022, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 103-101 to take a 2-1 lead in the series. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Connaughton is coming off of his best season, posting career highs. He averaged 9.9 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game in 26.0 minutes. ‘Planet Pat’ also shot 45.8% from the field and 39.5% from behind the arc.

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After missing some time with a hand injury, the 6’5” guard returned and helped lead the Bucks past the Chicago Bulls before the team eventually fell in 7 games to the Boston Celtics.

The Milwaukee Bucks most recently re-signed Bobby Portis, Jevon Carter, and Wesley Matthews. The team had also signed Australian sharpshooter Joe Ingles.