Reports: Bucks boost shooting, add Mirotic
NBA.com Global on Feb 08, 2019 02:12 AM
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.
Bucks will send Jason Smith and Stanley Johnson to Pelicans for Mirotic, per source. https://t.co/D28YlR6zQ5— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 7, 2019
New Orleans-Milwaukee trade will include Pistons and send multiple second-road picks to the Pelicans for Mirotic, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 7, 2019
Hearing that the Mirotic trade will net New Orleans four second-round picks— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) February 7, 2019
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.