Boykins moving on

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- It appears Earl Boykins will forgo a three-(m) million-dollar player option on his contract with the Milwaukee Bucks and become a free agent.

General manager Larry Harris confirms the 5-foot-5 Boykins has given no indication he intends to fulfill the option year. Boykins has until Saturday to notify the team if he plans to return.

Milwaukee acquired Boykins, along with Julius Hodge and cash, from Denver for Steve Blake on January eleventh after injuries left the Bucks without four of their five starters. Hodge was cut less than a month later, but Boykins provided a lift for a team struggling without injured star Michael Redd.

Boykins scored in double digits in 24 of his 35 games in Milwaukee, averaging 14 points and four-point-five assists.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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