Bucks to receive Jodie Meeks from Wizards; Wizards will waive Tim Frazier
The Milwaukee Bucks and Washington Wizards are reorganizing the roster in final preparations for the start of the season. Jodie Meeks and Tim Frazier are the latest players to move. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Wizards are trading Jodie Meeks, cash, and a second-round pick to the Bucks. The Bucks plan to waive Meeks.
Meeks, 31, is entering his 10th season in the league. This trade was a way for the Wizards to dump Meeks for roster purposes. For the Bucks, this was a relatively inexpensive way to secure a second-round pick. This shouldn’t be overlooked. Second round picks aren’t nearly as valuable as first-rounders, but stockpiling any kind of assets can come in handy down the road.
Additionally, the Bucks announced via their Twitter that the team is waiving Tim Frazier. Waiving Frazier isn’t a huge surprise. Milwaukee is deep in the backcourt. Eric Bledsoe, Donte DiVincenzo, Matthew Dellavedova, Malcolm Brogdon, and Pat Connaughton all figure to feature prominently in Mike Budenholzer’s rotations. That doesn’t leave much room for Frazier on the roster.
The final days before the regular season begins always includes some jockeying by general managers to trim the roster down to the necessary 15 players (plus two two-way contracts).
The Bucks open up their season on Wednesday when they head to Charlotte to take on the Hornets. The Wizards will begin their quest with a Thursday night matchup against the Heat in D.C. Jodie Meeks and Tim Frazier are just a small part of the many pieces that are soon to move.