Another trade has been made.
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:
|Year||First Round||Second Round|
|2010||1 (can swap with Bulls, top ten protected)||2 (Sixers)|
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).