Reports: Bucks boost shooting, add Mirotic

NBA.com Global on Feb 08, 2019 02:12 AM
Reports: Bucks boost shooting, add Mirotic
Nikola Mirotic NBA file photo

NBA.com staff report

The Milwaukee Bucks are already the top team in the Eastern Conference. They may have just gotten better with a reported trade that will send New Orleans Pelicans sharpshooter Nikola Mirotic to Milwaukee.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe were the first to report the deal. Wojnarowski reports that the Bucks will send veteran center Jason Smith and Stanley Johnson to New Orleans to complete the deal. In addition, the trade will include the Pistons and will send multiple second-round picks to the Pelicans for Mirotic, Wojnarowski reports.

Marc Stein of The New York Times reports the Pelicans will net four second-round picks in the deal.

Previously, the Bucks reportedly dealt Thon Maker to the Detroit Pistons to acquire Johnson. That trade was never officially announced, though, and now Johnson will be on his way to New Orleans.

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