The Milwaukee Bucks have acquired 33-year old SG/SF Stephen Jackson, 25-year old point guard Shaun Livingston and the 19th overall pick in the first round tonight from the Bobcats. The Bucks also have acquired 28-year old point guard Beno Udrih from the Kings as part of this deal. The Bucks have dealt 31-year old SF/SF John Salmons and the #10 overall pick to the Kings in this deal. They also sent SG/SF Corey Maggette to the Bobcats in this huge trade.
33-year old SG/SF Stephen Jackson might come to the Bucks and be the first option offensively in 2011-12. Jackson played in 67 games (all starts) for the Bobcats last year and he averaged 35.9 minutes, 18.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.2 steals per game. He has now played in 747 games (656 starts) in his NBA career and he is averaging 33.5 minutes, 16.3 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.2 steals per game. 25-year old point guard Shaun Livingston played in 73 games (0 starts) for the Bobcats last year and he averaged 17.3 minutes, 6.6 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. Livingston has now played in 266 games (79 starts) in his NBA career and he is averaging 23.5 minutes, 7.1 points, 2.7 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game. 28-year old point guard Beno Udrih played in 79 games (64 starts) for the Kings last year and he averaged 34.6 minutes, 13.7 points, 3.4 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 1.2 steals per game. Udrih has now played in 503 games (234 starts) in his NBA career and he is averaging 24.3 minutes, 9.6 points, 2.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game.
31-year old SG John Salmons had a disappointing year for the Bucks last year, so they didn’t mind getting rid of him. Salmons played in 73 games (70 starts) for the Bucks last year and he averaged 35.0 minutes, 14.0 points, 3.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.0 steal per game. Salmons played in 103 games (98 starts) in his two years with the Bucks and he averaged 35.8 minutes, 15.7 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.0 steal per game. The Bucks were also probably doing backflips to get rid of 31-year old small forward Corey Maggette as part of this deal. Maggette played in 67 games (18 starts) in 2010-11 with the Bucks and he averaged 20.9 minutes, 12.0 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game in his only year with the team.
The Kings dealt the #7 overall pick to the Bobcats as part of this deal.
The Bucks are in a win now mode. Getting rid of Maggette and Salmons’ contracts was huge for the Bucks. The interesting thing about this deal, other than the Bucks getting the best player in it (Stephen Jackson), is that the Bucks got two point guards. I wonder is that means Brandon Jennings is on the trade block tonight?