http://twitter.com/#!/SpearsNBAYahooBucks guard Brandon Jennings won't be traded, source close to the situation said.
DeRozan reuniting with Jennings could be interesting. I think Casey would bring out the best in Jennings. If you look at Skiles and the issues he has had over the years in Phoenix, Chicago, and Milwaukee, it seems (pure speculation on my part) communication is not his strong suit. He has a way in which things should be done in his opinion and people are to tow the line accordingly. If they do not, I don't see a lof communication going on to resolve disputes. Again that is 100% speculation of reading media bits over the years. Casey, on the other hand, is a very strong communicator and motivator while preaching and practicing professional at all times.
Anyways, I don't see Bogut or Jennings being moved and my opinions of Skiles hardly matter either. BUT I would be down with something like this:
Toronto would also send a protected draft pick to Milwaukee.
I like it from Toronto's perspective because they retain the same salary cap space for this summer meaning they would have about $10M to sign a solid rotational/above average starter or two. They would keep Calderon and arguably have the best 1-2 PG punch in the league - Calderon and injuries next year becomes much less of a concern (at least for me). Plus they would then have Birds Rights on Calderon, DD, JJ, and Jennings next summer when they are all up for renewal. Finally, Toronto would have eased the log jam at PF.
Not sure if GSW would take on Jackson again but they would get the C they have been desperate to obtain.
Not sure if MIL would take on Biendris but they certainly get 2 young additions to their front in addition to Curry - although chronic injuries are a concern with him now.
unlike GS would give up that much just for bogut. bayless and captain jack... meh
Last edited by koncept; Tue Mar 13th, 2012 at 11:42 AM.
I can't see the trade (damn work filters). But I assume I like it, lol.
The Bucks just got the 8th seed.. I'm not sure if they would be willing to give up their core at the dead line just to see that playoff birth get extinguished.
I think Bogut to GSW makes sense - but in the off season. GSW wouldn't trade Curry for Gasol or Rondo.. not sure if GSW would be willing to trade him for Bogut who is often injured.
I think Ellis is the expendable one.. if GSW can trade Ellis for Bogut I think they do it.
I had considered Jennings to the Raps at one point, but I think he'll be asking for a lot of money when his contract is renewed.. probably $12M+.. and he's not worth that, IMO. I'd rather try and get a second pick and try and get Marshall instead.
With Bogut out indefinitely, I don't see trading him as a major disruption.
Gasol is 31 and owed $18M per year. I hadn't heard Rondo offered for Curry. Bogut have 'freak accident syndrome' versus anything chronic and is only 27 paid 2/3's of what Gasol is.
The biggest issue with Curry now - for GSW keeping him and any team acquiring him - appears to be his ankle which is close to being labeled 'chronic' at this point.
If Jennings is asking a lot of money, so be it. It doesn't mean he'll get what he is asking. By obtaining him, Toronto would have his rights in restricted free agency. They could also extend him prior to allowing a team to make an offer. 4 years at $8.5M per season guaranteed might be tough to turn down. Then take the remaining $5M and give it to Jose for 3 years. $13.5M for 3 years after next season would be the same amount spent next year ($10.5M on Jose and $3.2 on Jennings). That would leave the Raptors with around $12M to re-sign DD and JJ availing of Bird Rights without fear of the luxury tax.
But I really like that trade above, and it helps Golden State more than people believe. Milwaukee now would have a log jam at the power forward though with Ilyasova, Sanders, Davis, and Udoh. But that could be beneficial as well.
Starting Lineup could be...
Milwaukee: Stephen Curry, Carlos Delfino, Luc Mbah Moute, Ed Davis/Ekpe Udoh, Larry Sander/Biedrins. Young team, I like it. Especially if they wanna try and make the playoffs or tank.
Golden State: Ellis, Stephen Jackson, Dorell Wright David Lee, Andrew Bogut. Talented, very talented.
Toronto: Brandon Jennings, Demar Derozan, James Johnson, Andrea Bargnani, Jonas Valanciunas. Need I say more?
That way GSW can keep Curry and Brown.. although with Curry's ankle the way it is - I'd hate to be a GSW fan.
Jennings is a real predicament. On one hand he has shown he has the ability to be elite. On the other hand he has shown he has the ability to be dumber than a bag of rocks.
If the cost was a future 1st, ED, and taking on money to balance the trade this year (which is what I suggested), then I would definitely roll the dice with Jennings and hope the connection with Demar and influence of Casey brings out the best in him.
Source: HoopsWorld.com Trade Deadline DiaryAlex Kennedy – 03/13/12 4:04 p.m. EST
The Milwaukee Bucks won’t trade Brandon Jennings prior to Thursday’s trade deadline, according to sources close to the situation. “He’s not available,” said the source.
With that said, the Bucks continue to listen to offers for Andrew Bogut. The Golden State Warriors and Washington Wizards have expressed interest in the center.
Stephen Jackson’s struggles in Milwaukee, on and off the court, have killed his trade value. If the Bucks decide to move Bogut, they will try to include Jackson in the deal.
Oh well. Kill this rumour with another. I can't wait until the deadline has passed.
Where there is smoke there is fire.
MIL: Ellis, Udoh, Brown
GSW: Bogut, SJax
I imagine Milwaukee is going to request a rule change to allow 2 basketballs to be used considering their backcourt is now consisting of Jennings and Ellis.
I wonder if Ellis gets moved to Orlando? Or......
Jennings moved to Toronto? lol
So now the oft-injured Bogut gets to play with the oft-injured Steph Curry. Oh no wait, they're both injured...
Milwaukee wins this trade IMO.
Golden State only has 17 wins. With Ellis gone, Bogut out, and Curry injured, they become pretty bad, pretty quick. Maybe the tank is on and their goal is to keep their draft pick.Chad Ford @chadfordinsider
Wrinkle to trade: Warriors keep 1st rd pick if 7 or higher. Send to Jazz if lower. With Bogut out the year GS may lose enough to keep pick
Looks like the joke might be on me:
Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA Reply Retweet Favorite · Open
The Bucks still plan to keep Brandon Jennings, as @SpearsNBAYahoo reported yesterday. GM John Hammond made deal to pair Jennings and Ellis.
I've been wrong before but I don't think I am wrong to be skeptical of this pairing.
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