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After four years in Denver, Torrey Craig has become somewhat a journeyman this season. He spent half of the year with the Milwaukee Bucks and the Phoenix Suns, which just so happens to be the last two teams standing in the 2021 NBA Playoffs.

While it remains to be seen which team will hoist the Larry O’Brien trophy, one thing is already certain. Torrey Craig will have some championship hardware regardless of the NBA Finals outcome.

Let’s get one thing straight here. We’re not taking a page from Charles Barkley’s book and tossing in a GUA-RAN-TEE for the Suns to win it all.

Not at all. Craig is guaranteed an NBA ring simply because he played 18 regular season games for the Bucks through mid-March, before being shipped to Arizona.

While there’s no rule for championship teams to give out rings to former players, it’s more of like a courtesy to honor the contributions they had for the team at the beginning of the year.

The Bucks eventually traded him to the Suns just for cash considerations. But as they say, another man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

Given the logjam in the Bucks’ frontline, Craig wasn’t really utilized and just normed 2.5 points and 2.4 rebounds in 11.2 minutes during his tenure in Cream City.

Upon moving to Phoenix, he upped those averages to a modest 7.2 points and 4.8 boards, while shooting 50.3 percent from the field and 36.9 from long range.

Craig has been a dependable two-way role player for the Suns on their quest to the NBA Finals.

So, it’s a win-win situation for Craig. If the Suns are victorious, he’ll get a taste of his first NBA title. But if the Bucks do win, he won’t be considered an NBA champion technically, but will still have a ring with his name on it.

Will Torrey Craig’s championship ring have the word Suns or Bucks on it?

 

 

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