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.
Sources: Houston is trading PJ Tucker, Rodions Kurucs and Bucks' 2022 first-round pick back to Milwaukee for DJ Augustin, DJ Wilson and 2023 unprotected first-round pick. Houston also gets right to swap its 2021 second-round pick for Milwaukee's FRP pick unless it falls 1-9.- Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 17, 2021
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.
Milwaukee goes from $441,539 below the hard cap to $3.5M by shedding the DJ Wilson ($4.5M), DJ Augustin ($6.7M) and Torrey Craig ($1.6M) contract.- Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) March 17, 2021
They now have 2 open roster spots.
PJ Tucker is extension eligible for 2 years-$17M with Milwaukee.
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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