Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports broke news first of a deal between the Milwaukee Bucks and Golden State Warriors. The deal would send Monta Ellis, Ekpe Udoh and Kwame Brown to the Bucks in exchange for Andrew Bogut and Stephen Jackson.
This will likely dispel the rumors earlier this week involving Dwight Howard in a deal with Ellis.
The Bucks will not start a backcourt of Ellis and Brandon Jennings. We have seen how much Ellis and Stephen Curry could hurt opponents and the Ellis-Jennings pairing in Milwaukee should be pretty lethal at times.
The Warriors seemed like the really wanted to get rid of Ellis this season but I think the Bucks make out pretty good in this deal. Milwaukee is currently the eight-seed in the East and has been playing good basketball of late.
Golden State definitely wants to tank this season. If they have a top-7 pick they get to keep it, 8-30 and it goes to Utah.
If nothing else an Ellis-Jennings backcourt should be a tough matchup for a lot of teams in the East.
We’re just over 48 hours away from the NBA trade deadline. Dwight Howard still is in Orlando. It is unlikely the Oklahoma City Thunder will make any deals, although there has been some talk about a move for a backup point guard.