Houston and Bulls swap draft rights to two European players
The Houston Rockets recently traded former All-Star Carmelo Anthony to the Chicago Bulls for cash considerations amounting to $900,000. In addition, Rockets beat writer Jonathan Faigen reported that the trade involves the two teams swapping draft rights to two international players.
Once the Carmelo Anthony trade can be complete, the Rockets will receive the rights to Tadijia Dragicevic. The Bulls will receive the rights to Marko Todorovic.
Dragicevic is a Serbian forward who was drafted 53rd overall by the Utah Jazz in 2008. However, he hasn’t played a single game in the NBA. Instead, he has been part of several minor trades in the past couple of years. The Jazz traded his draft rights to the Dallas Mavericks in 2014, then the Mavs traded it to the Bulls in 2016. He currently plays for Cafés Candelas Breogán of Spanish basketball league Liga ACB.
Todorovic was drafted 45th overall by the Portland Trail Blazers in 2013. Later that year, his draft rights were traded to the Rockets. Like Dragicevic, he also hasn’t played in the NBA. He has continued to play professional basketball overseas, and his last stint was with Divina Seguros Joventut of Liga ACB. Todorovic is currently 26 years old.
Neither Dragicevic or Todorovic are expected to join their new teams anytime soon.