Bucks pull off sign-and-trade with Kings for Bogdan Bogdanovic
Just hours after finalizing the deal to bring in Jrue Holiday from the New Orleans Pelicans, the Milwaukee Bucks have now swooped for Sacramento Kings Bogdan Bogdanovic. According to a new report, the Bucks have pulled the trigger on a sign-and-trade deal for the restricted free agent.
This report comes via SportsCenter:
Breaking: Milwaukee is landing Sacramento’s Bogdan Bogdanovic in a sign-and-trade deal.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 17, 2020
Bogdanovic has emerged as one of the hottest names in free agency of late, and despite the fact that he’s a restricted free agent (meaning the Kings can match any offer an opposing team can make), this did not discourage the Bucks from trading for him.
As for Milwaukee, this is a clear indication that they are going all in this coming season. They just sent Eric Bledsoe, George Hill, and a number of future draft picks to the Pelicans in exchange for former All-Star point guard Jrue Holiday, and now, they have just upgraded the two-guard position as well.
It is worth noting that Wesley Matthews served as Milwaukee’s starting shooting guard last term, but with the veteran also entering free agency, the Bucks’ pursuit for Bogdanovic might mean that Matthews might be on his way out.
Milwaukee parts ways with Fan favorite Donte DiVincenzo, as well as Ersan Illyasova and DJ Wilson in the deal, as all three players now head on over to Sacramento.
At this point, it is clear that the Bucks are not messing around, and are going all in on their hopes for the 2021 NBA title.