Bucks make big trade deadline moves
Here’s the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporting on a big Bucks change made yesterday, NBA trade deadline day:
Last week general manager John Hammond said it was all about the future with the Milwaukee Bucks.
On Thursday, moments before the 2 p.m. trade deadline, the Bucks showed they really meant it.
Instead of standing pat with a group that has compiled a surprising 30-23 record at the all-star break, the Bucks sent leading scorer and guard Brandon Knight to Phoenix as part of a three-team deal involving the Suns and Philadelphia 76ers.
The Bucks acquired 2014 NBA Rookie of the Year Michael Carter-Williams, a guard, from the 76ers and rookie point guard Tyler Ennis and center Miles Plumlee from the Suns in a deal designed to enhance roster and salary flexibility.
All three players are on rookie-scale contracts while Knight will be a restricted free agent this summer.
Milwaukee also sent point guard Kendall Marshall — out with a torn knee ligament — to the Suns to create a roster spot. The Bucks released veteran forward Kenyon Martin to open up another spot, making room for the three new acquisitions.