Bucks want to make moves
I was listening to a Bucks radio station today, and apparently Milwaukee management really want to move Ellis and Jennings. They are confident that they will not resign, and want to trade them before they reach 1-yr expiring contract status.
Only problem is, I'm not sure who would want to take on Ellis' contract. Jennings would be a bit easier. I just wanted to hear what the forum had heard about this. Will moves happen? Any idea where they could fit In?
Heard the Bucks were interested in Josh Smith from Atlanta, and they would have to give up either Jennings or Ellis if that went through I'm sure. Outside of that I haven't heard much. Go to hoopsrumors.com to see the most up to date trade rumors from around the league.
That's not what I read being reported; the bucks are looking to move Ellis, Dalembert, and Ilyasova. You are right about Smith, I heard Milwaukee disused a Smith for Ellis swap.
Ken Berger (@KBergCBS)
One deal on the table for the Bucks is Luc Mbah a Moute and a first-round pick to Orlando for J.J. Redick, sources say.
Ken Berger (@KBergCBS)
The belief among rival execs is that the Bucks would only acquire Redick if they first decided to move Monta Ellis as part of a bigger deal.
I had heard:
Monta Ellis and Henson to Atlanta
Josh Smith and JJ Redick to Milwaukee
Mbah A Moute & 1st round pick to Orlando
Can't decide how I feel about it as a Bucks fan. Smith is pretty much a guarantee to walk, so losing Henson and Mbah A Moute (my favorite player) would be tough, but unloading Ellis would be awesome.
That's what I thought about the Josh Smith rumor. Why would they give up on Henson when there is little reason to believe he'd remain a Buck? If they want the cap space then why not just wait for Ellis to walk himself..... That's why I made this post, all the rumors aren't very sensible.
Getting Reddick for LRMAM and a first round pick, sounds ok... hadn't heard about that one.
Well, Hammond is committed to getting Milwaukee into the playoffs this year, and on paper,
sounds better than what Milwaukee has right now. With Smith and Sanders in the frontcourt, the team could be legit defensively, and with Redick and Dunleavy's 3 point ability, the offense could be pretty good too. And Redick has quietly transformed himself into a very solid all-around SG. Good assist numbers and good effort defensively (even if he's not that quick or strong).
I actually wouldn't mind paying Smith to stick around if he'd take the money and then we could just let Jennings go and try to pick up someone else or something.
I mean it works if Smith resigns in Milwaukee. Reddick definitely helps this team.
Just personally, I'd prefer to hold onto Henson and see if he develops, rather than pay Jsmith max money. And even with the lineup above, they're not winning a playoff series.
Probably agree with that. Depends on what else happens at the deadline and stuff. If we get matched up with a team like Indiana or Chicago without Rose, I think that Bucks team could give them a run for their money if Redick and Dunleavy are hitting their shots. Who knows.
I'd love to pull off those two trades if we got Atlanta to take Ekpe Udoh instead of Henson, and I don't think Smith or Jennings will get the max this off-season. I think Milwaukee will be able to hang onto Jennings for around 10 million a year and then possibly Smith for 15ish million a year. I don't love it, but I could give it a chance. I don't think Jennings is as good as he thinks he is, but I don't think he's as bad as a lot of Milwaukee fans think he is either. And in the very least, Smith would be the best player we've had in Milwaukee since the Ray Allen-Glenn Robinson years.
Does anybody else feel that teams like the Bucks are 1 extra allstar level player away from being a serious playoff competitor. I see them in a similar situation to what Golden state was last year. My only problem is that they're not as young so you wont see general improvement to the extent of golden state. however if they can land just another good guy... good things will happen
Just for what it's worth.
NBA Rumors @NBARUMORS
According to sources, the Atlanta Hawks are ready to send Josh Smith to Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for Monta Ellis.
WI Sports Blog @WISportsBlog
Multiple reports indicating Josh Smith to the #Bucks for Monta Ellis is close to being done.
Memphis has promised Ed Davis they would try moving him at the deadline.....They're interested in Atlanta's John Jenkins,Jared Dudley or JJ Redick.....
Where did you read that? I didn't even think that teams were allowed to trade someone that they had just acquired.
Edit: I just read that the Grizzlies view Davis as a part of their future and that they intend to extend him this offseason.