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Report: Bucks Deal Meeks, More On Salmons Deal

| February 18, 2010

Category: Bucks Player Features, Draft Talk

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Another trade has been made.

From TrueHoop:

The Milwaukee Bucks have agreed to a trade that will send Jodie Meeks and Francisco Elson to the Philadelphia 76ers for Primoz Brezec, Royal Ivey and a second-round draft pick, two league sources told ESPN.com NBA Insider Chad Ford.

Also, from the Milwaukee Bucks:

The Milwaukee Bucks have acquired guard/forward John Salmons (6-6, 207) from the Chicago Bulls in exchange for forward Hakim Warrick and forward Joe Alexander, General Manager John Hammond announced today. Additionally, the Bucks obtained Chicago’s second round draft pick in 2011 and 2012, as well as the option of switching first round draft picks in the 2010 NBA Draft, so long as Chicago’s first round pick is from number 11 through number 30.

So, for those of you keeping track at home the Bucks draft pick situation looks a lil’ something like this:

YearFirst RoundSecond Round
20101 (can swap with Bulls, top ten protected)2 (Sixers)
201112 (Bulls)
201212 (Bulls)

Nine picks in the next three drafts … for the Bucks!  Unheard of.

Essentially, the Bucks traded Jodie Meeks for a second round pick.  Yes, we all had high hopes for Jodie Meeks when he first arrived on the scene, hitting threes in summer league and looking okay during the pre-season.  But it hasn’t happened for him during the year and he’s currently hitting just 28 percent of his three-point attempts.  In other words, Meeks is a shooter who hasn’t proved he can shoot yet.  Maybe he will, he’s young and has plenty of time, but in the mean time, the Bucks get another second round pick that could have an impact or may get packaged in another move down the road.

Flexibility was the buzz word surrounding Hammond’s moves last summer and the word rings true again today.

UPDATE:  John Hammond will be having a press conference at 4 PM (CST).  I’ll have more information later in the evening (I’m going to the Marquette game after).

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  1. Andrew says:

    The stories on espn.com and TrueHoop as to who is getting the draft pick in the 76ers trade are in conflict.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=4924662

    http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/post/_/id/13547/sources-bucks-76ers-agree-to-trade

  2. Jeremy says:

    Andrew – Ford’s initial filing to TrueHoop was mistaken, he said his source simply said it backwards. The Bucks ARE getting a pick in the deal.

    • Andrew says:

      Great! You know what’s cheap? Rookie contracts. You know what’s REALLY cheap? Second round rookie contracts.

  3. Paul Robeson says:

    What is the problem that the Meeks deal addresses? I don’t quite seek the point.

  4. Scott McKenzie says:

    What if Ersan or LRMAM gets injured? We will literally be screwed at the PF…..

  5. Al says:

    Good deal, not great but good deals nonetheless. Warrick has been ok in short spurts but awful in major minutes. Warrick doesn’t really give anything the Bucks need at the PF spot like defense, rebounding or shotblocking. He’s really a luxury item. Meeks can’t shoot/hasn’t shown any sort of decent form. Why not get a high second round pick again to replace the one that they was used on him. And with Stackhouse/Bell/Salmons/potentially Redd at some point next year it’s not like he’s ever going to see the court in the near future. They got a high 2nd round pick + 2guys who aren’t going to play and are expiring for 2 guys who aren’t going to play.

    They adressed a need for a somewhat legitimate perimeter threat to take the pressure off Jennings and Bogut. They got draft picks back in a draft with that has talent in the Bucks position of need.