The Milwaukee Bucks have their man. Veteran forward Jae Crowder is being diverted from the Brooklyn Nets to the Bucks in exchange for five second-round picks. according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
This is a three-way trade that sees the Indiana Pacers receiving draft indemnity, Wing Jordan Nwora, Big Man Serge Ibaka, and Milwaukee guard George Hill. after To the athlete. Indiana will too allegedly cut Center Goga Bitadze and, according to ESPN.
What all of this will look like when it’s official is unclear. All of that could be folded into the Kevin Durantwhich would mean Crowder would never technically become a web.
Crowder, 32, has not played a single game for the Phoenix Suns this season. He was shelved after both sides couldn’t agree on a contract extension, and he’s been linked to the Bucks amid trade rumors the whole time.
The move will give Milwaukee some defensive versatility and upfront toughness. He’ll likely be asked to play a similar role to PJ Tucker in Milwaukee a few seasons ago. Because of the timing and the fact that he’ll be playing power forward, this is reminiscent of the Bucks’ 2019 trade deadline deal: four second-round picks for Nikola Mirotic.
Brooklyn’s roster is overflowing with younger, similarly versatile forwards that’s no surprise. The picks are worth more to the Nets than Crowder.
https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/jae-crowder-trade-bucks-acquire-veteran-forward-from-nets-for-multiple-second-round-picks/ Trade Jae Crowder: Bucks acquire a veteran forward from the Nets for multiple second-round picks