Milwaukee Bucks Make a Splash for Stephen Jackson

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The Milwaukee Bucks took part in a three-way deal with the Charlotte Bobcats and Sacramento Kings in the first round of the 2011 NBA Draft which was highlighted by Stephen Jackson becoming a Buck.

Jackson is joined by Charlotte’s Shaun Livingston, Sacramento’s Beno Udrih and the 19th overall pick Tobias Harris of Tennessee. The Bucks sent Corey Maggette to Charlotte and John Salmon/10th overall pick Jimmer Fredette to the Kings.

Overall, I would have to say the Bucks made an upgrade as well did the Bobcats while the Kings took the brunt of the deal.

By: Nick Grays

The Bucks have to be satisfied with the upgrade they made at the small forward position as Jackson is by far a better defender and someone that can actually score when they need him to. Maggette could score, but never when the Bucks desperately needed him to.

Moreover, acquiring Udrih and Livingston provides a lot of depth behind Brandon Jennings in case of injury. I don’t really understand the deal for the Kings because they gave up a younger player in Udrih for an older player in Salmons and gave up the 7th for the 10th pick in the draft.

The draft pick Harris will be a great addition to the front line of the Bucks, as they were the NBA’s lowest-scoring team last season. During his freshman season with the Volunteers, Harris averaged 15.3 points and 7.3 rebounds.

What did you think of the deal? Let me know by commenting below!

Nick Grays is a senior writer at the Sports Bank where he covers the Wisconsin Badgers, Green Bay Packers, and Milwaukee Brewers. He also enjoys to share Fantasy Advice from time-to-time. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here or visit his blog Nick Knows Best.

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