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Report: Bobcats, Bucks, Kings complete three-way trade

Jun 23, 2011, 4:40 PM EDT

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The Milwaukee Bucks have been actively shopping their No. 10 pick for a while. The Kings have actively been shopping the No. 7 pick. They have found a partner with each other and the Charlotte Bobcats thrown in for a three way deal that will blow up every mock draft you’ve read.

The sides have reached a deal, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo.

Partial of deal: The Bucks get Stephen Jackson, Shaun Livingston, sources say. Charlotte gets the 7th pick and Corey Maggette.

Milwaukee’s 10th overall pick goes to the Kings, source says… The Bobcats will have the 7th and 9th picks in the draft tonight as part of the deal, source says.

The Kings also would get John Salmons in the deal. It doesn’t make a lot of sense for the Kings to move down three spots to get Salmons back, there may be another trade there to follow. The logical thought is the Spurs, getting Tony Parker and taking on Richard Jefferson. But for the Spurs, a Beno Udrih and No. 7 pick deal makes way more sense than Salmons an the No. 10, so there has to be more to that.

There also now is the sense the Kings will take Jimmer Fredette at No. 10 (unless someone trades up to get him).This deal was not about saving money, Salmons is owed $31 million over the next four seasons ($25 over three with a buyout of the fourth). He is older and more expensive than Udrih. They also get the No. 19 pick.

The Bucks also would get Beno Udrih, but mostly they get a guy in Jackson who can create his own shot and score in a way they lacked last season. The Bucks now have a lot of playmakers who need the ball in their hands — Jackson, Brandon Jennings, Udrih, Livingston. Some more trades will come eventually to move one or two of them. Jackson is reportedly not happy about being traded.

The Bobcats would have the No. 7 and No. 9 picks, and you can bet they will go big with one or both of those picks — reportedly starting with Bismack Biyombo. They are rebuilding from the ground up and they are going with the guy who has the most upside in this draft.

The Bobcats and Bucks were already talking a deal, according to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer.

One veteran not moving in his deal or any other is Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, as he is a restricted free agent and can’t be traded.

Seeing Charlotte active on trade day is a sign that new GM Rich Cho has some real power, he loves these kinds of moves.

We will be updating as more information comes in.

  1. luckynumberseven7 - Jun 23, 2011 at 4:48 PM

    Happy to see the Bucks shed Maggette and Salmons. Salmons was disappointing after a half-season run on a new team (shocker) and Corey just was never able to fit in here in Milwaukee.

    Udrih I’m hopeful can be moved for something else, never really been a big fan of his and we simply don’t need another point. As for Jackson, it gives us a legitimate starting Small Forward. Have to wonder who Milwaukee’s going to start at the 2 next year though. Delfino’s better suited to be a sixth man. Marshon Brooks at #19 to Milwaukee? I’d be in favor of that.

  2. tgifinley88 - Jun 23, 2011 at 4:52 PM

    the deal is bucks get jackson, udrih, livingston, and #19. kings get salmons and #10. bobcats get maggette and #7. way to go john hammond, great trade for the bucks!

  3. goforthanddie - Jun 23, 2011 at 4:52 PM

    Yeah, Charlotte at least has a winner in its GM. Shame we can’t get a guy like that in Portland.

  4. acharlot5 - Jun 23, 2011 at 4:58 PM

    hmm 2 pgs going to the bucks? rumors of B Jennings getting traded earlier this year might become true

  5. gregjennings85 - Jun 23, 2011 at 5:10 PM

    Livingston can share the court with Jennings.

    Udrih can, as well.

    We needed PG depth.

    Livingston could always be bought out. His last year is a team option at $3.5m.

  6. gregjennings85 - Jun 23, 2011 at 5:12 PM

    God bless the Kings and Bobcats for taking the 2 guys our fans wanted off our team off our books. I like them both, but they were bad fits with the Bucks.

    • tgifinley88 - Jun 23, 2011 at 5:24 PM

      now if only someone would step up to take drew gooden….lol

  7. mk2323 - Jun 23, 2011 at 5:15 PM

    Not including the draft picks, every player in this trade sucks. Jackson is in his mid 30s and is injury plagued. Maggette and Salmons both feel they should be getting a bunch of shots when that isn’t the case. I hope a blockbuster trade happens tonight to make this draft interesting, maybe Iggy to the clips.

  8. boondocksaint224 - Jun 23, 2011 at 5:25 PM

    It may not be all they do, but Christ, do the Kings look stupid right now. You take on the dead weight of John Salmons and his $8m per contract, and as a reward for that, you FALL three picks in the draft? The Bucks are getting away with robbery here.

  9. centexhorn - Jun 23, 2011 at 6:16 PM

    I’m a Spurs fan and I want Kemba. Trade Parker if you have to. I love him, but he’s shown that he doesn’t have faith in the Spurs anymore. May have something to do with him and Eva Longoria divorcing. If not Kemba, then I want either Tristan Thompson or Jordan Hamilton.

  10. cosanostra71 - Jun 23, 2011 at 6:47 PM

    Unless there’s something else coming up I really do not understand this for the Kings. But it doesn’t surprise me, they’re so poorly run the last few years.

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