Milwaukee Bucks guard Pat Connaughton is exercising his $5.7 million option to return for the 2022-23 season, according to ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski. 

Connaughton, 29, is coming off a career-best season with the Bucks, recording 4.2 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 9.9 points per game, and a career-high 26 minutes per game. 

The Arlington, Mass., native and former second-round pick of the Brooklyn Nets in 2015 was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers shortly after. There, he played three seasons, averaging 1.6 rebounds, 0.8 assists and 3.7 points per game. Following the 2017-18 season, Connaughton signed with the Bucks. 

In 2020, Connaughton signed a multi-year extension with the team in 2020 before their NBA title in 2021 and will be eligible to sign another extension this offseason.