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Report: Bucks, Magic talking Mbah a Moute for Redick

Feb 19, 2013, 2:45 PM EST

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Milwaukee has appeared to be very active as the trade deadline at 3 p.m. Eastern on Thursday approaches.

Their starting backcourt of Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis are free agents this summer — in the case of Jennings it is restricted and the Bucks can match. But they are listening to offers and talking about others, although Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports suggests what they have heard is not enough to move them.

But apparently they are still talking, including one for Magic sharpshooter J.J. Redick, tweets Ken Berger of CBSSports.com.

It’s that second part that makes this interesting. As we have noted the Bucks have floated Ellis in a deal for Josh Smith, and while I’m not sold that works for everyone it must be serious enough that the Bucks are thinking about how to fill in the two-guard spot if a deal for Ellis is done (with the Hawks or anywhere).

By the way, if the Hawks made the two deals — some forms of Ellis for Smith and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute for J.J. Redick — they would have three guys who become free agents next summer (Smith, Redick and Jennings) and questions about if they could really match all three.

But it sounds like the Bucks are looking hard at deals as the deadline nears.

  1. pack93z - Feb 19, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    A first and probably our best defender for a shooting guard that may or may not resign. Ugh.

    Granted if we stay in the playoff hunt the 1st isn’t going to be a quality pick.. it still seems like an overpay when coupled with the “prince of Bia Messe”.

    If they pull the trigger on this deal.. they are going to have move Ellis as well.. I just don’t see the Bucks fixing the roster balance with this deal and moving Ellis for ??? .

    Maybe they can move Gooden and Dalembert in one of these deals to acquire more depth at the 2 and 3.

    • cnbweb - Feb 20, 2013 at 11:17 AM

      Pack93z – congratulations on getting “prince of Bia Messe” into your post. You are such a witty commentator that your whole statement seemed bland until you zinged us with that gem. Four stars for you!!

  2. cosanostra71 - Feb 19, 2013 at 3:24 PM

    If the Magic were able to get both Mbah a Moute and a pick, this would be an outstanding trade for them.

  3. siege102 - Feb 19, 2013 at 3:43 PM

    The Bucks have no direction. And its painful as a Bucks fan.

    “Oh, well this lineup isn’t working, let’s trade for Richard Jefferson.” “Oh this lineup isn’t working let’s trade for John Salmons.” “Oh this lineup isn’t working let’s trade for Corey Maggette.” “Oh this lineup isn’t working let’s trade for Stephen Jackson.” “Oh Stephen Jackson hates it here and Bogut is always injured, let’s trade for Monta Ellis.” “Oh this lineup isn’t working, let’s trade for JJ. Reddick.”

    GAHHHH

    • raidmagic - Feb 19, 2013 at 6:52 PM

      As a Magic fan I feel your pain. It was tough to watch Otis Smith tear apart the 09 finals team with a handful of panic trades

    • bougin89 - Feb 20, 2013 at 1:48 PM

      The Salmons trade worked out very well for us(resigning him not so much). Also, are you saying you wouldn’t have traded Bogut? Bogut had a really good stretch for a while with us but if you look at all the time and money we spent on him, it was time for him to go. Look at what the Warriors are getting from him since they traded for him, they are getting the same we we’re getting from him which is nothing. The real gem in that trade was getting rid of Stephen Jackson’s contract but we also got a good player that plays hard every night. Say what you want about his streaky shot but I’ll take my chances with a guy like Ellis over Bogut anyday.

      Unless you think we should go into full blown rebuild mode why not be aggressive to try to make our team better?

      • siege102 - Feb 20, 2013 at 9:57 PM

        Well, if you really want to know my opinion on each individual transaction we have made I can tell you (I did like the Bogut trade), but the gist of my post was that the Bucks have no direction at all, they keep rotating players in and out, with no endgame to building a championship team.

  4. 13arod - Feb 19, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    Not redick he is my favorite magic player if he is traded won’t watch mahic anymore

  5. borman1119 - Feb 19, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    Only way this happens is if we trade Ellis and others for Josh Smith. I can imagine the Bucks lineup could look very different in a few days. Jennings, Redick, Smith, Ilyasova (if not moved) and Sanders. Not too bad.

    • bougin89 - Feb 20, 2013 at 1:40 PM

      I agree. If this all plays out and we get Smith and pair him with Sanders thats two really athletic bigs who can rebound and block shots. Even if we don’t end up re-signing Smith it would be worth it just to see what happens with that lineup this year.

      OK, I’m done talking like this is a done deal, I know it’s a long shot.

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