We've reported three separate times that Charlotte, Milwaukee and Sacramento were all in the market for trade partners for various picks and players this week, so it only makes sense that the three teams have agreed in principle to a three-team, five-player, three-draft pick exchange. The deal cannot be announced formally until this evening, but here are the particulars:
The Charlotte Bobcats would get the No. 7 pick (Sacramento) and Corey Maggette (Milwaukee). Sacramento would receive the No. 10 pick (Milwaukee) and John Salmons (Milwaukee) and finally the Milwaukee Bucks would pick up Beno Udrih (Sacramento), Stephen Jackson (Charlotte), Shaun Livingston (Charlotte) and the No. 19 pick.
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Charlotte now holds No. 7 and No. 9 overall in the draft and could be targeting forwards Kawhi Leonard and Tristan Thompson in the top ten. The Bobcats also rid themselves of Jackson, a notorious head case for the team with his attitude.
Milwaukee gets some much-needed offense in the acquisition of Jackson and viable point guard backups in Beno Udrih and Shaun Livingston. Jackson is an upgrade over both Maggette and Salmons, but puts the Bucks in a tough spot because they still desperately need some help on the perimeter.
Sacramento moves back from No. 7 to No. 10, thinking that they could still get the player they want (Kemba Walker, Jimmer Fredette), while acquiring a piece to add depth behind Tyreke Evans.