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Report: Milwaukee Bucks acquire P.J. Tucker in trade with Houston Rockets

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The Milwaukee Bucks are making moves.

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Houston Rockets have traded P.J. Tucker, Rodions Kurucs and Milwaukee's 2022 first-round pick back to the Bucks in exchange for D.J. Augustin, D.J. Wilson and an unprotected 2023 first-round pick.

The Rockets can also reportedly swap its 2021 second-round pick for Milwaukee's 2021 first-round pick, provided the Bucks pick does not fall in the top nine.

Milwaukee also sent swingman Torrey Craig to the Phoenix Suns, with the reported deals set to save the Bucks around $3 million cap space, per ESPN's Bobby Marks.

Tucker has had a down year in Houston this season, averaging just 4.4 points and 4.6 rebounds per game, but the 35-year-old remains one of the best defenders in the league and will offer the Bucks some much-needed versatility and 3-point shooting for their playoff run.

Tucker can be deployed as a small-ball center or at either of the forward positions and shoots 35.9 percent from beyond the arc for his career.

In his three-and-a-half seasons in Houston, he has been integral to their playoff success, averaging 6.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game.

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