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Bucks acquire Michael Carter-Williams, send Brandon Knight to Phoenix in three-team deal

The Bucks swung a major deal with just minutes remaining before the deadline.

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Milwaukee waited until the very last minute, but made a serious splash with the NBA trade deadline looming. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Bucks will send point guard Brandon Knight to Phoenix as part of a three-team trade with Philadelphia and Phoenix that will give them Michael Carter-WilliamsTyler Ennis and Miles Plumlee in return. The Sixers will reportedly acquire picks.

The Bucks just finished up practice this afternoon at Marquette University, and according to Andrew Gruman of Fox Sports Wisconsin, head coach Jason Kidd dipped out for a second after practice to take a phone call. We now know what that was probably all about. Knight averaged 17.8 points per game for the Bucks this season while dishing out 5.4 assists.

Carter-Williams was selected 11th overall by Philadelphia in the 2013 NBA Draft and took home Rookie of the Year honors after averaging 16.7 points his first year in Philly. Plumlee was drafted 26th overall in 2012, while Ennis is still in his rookie season after being selected 18th last summer.

With the Bucks bringing in three additional players, that leaves them with having to make two roster cuts to get to 15. Larry Sandersbuyout is probably one of the moves, but we'll find out soon what the other one might be.