Welcome to the Brew Hoop Night Shift. Every evening at 9:00pm (central time), this all-purpose thread goes up, and the comments section is where it’s going down. What Bucks news did we not cover? What topics do you want to break down further? Or is there something non-Bucks that you want to bounce off of one another? Even something non-basketball? This is the place.
Tonight’s (on) topic:
ESPN story on Brooklyn acquiring Jared Dudley and a 2021 second-round pick in trade with Phoenix. Nets slowly, surely rebuilding stockpile of picks. https://t.co/Y9QEVBAHCN— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 20, 2018
Free agent forward Michael Beasley has agreed to a deal with the Lakers, league source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 20, 2018
Former Milwaukee Bucks fan favorites, Jared Dudley and Michael Beasley are on the move again. This time Dudley is headed out of the Phoenix desert and into the Brooklyn borough of New York, whereas Beasley is heading out west to join the Los Angeles Lakers.
Dudley will join a Brooklyn Nets teams that is starting to make steady progress in their recovery efforts from the disastrous transactions from earlier in the decade. Dudley can provide some veteran leadership and become another steadying voice for the young Nets to learn from and play with if the Nets decide to not buy out his contract. At the very least the Nets acquired a second round pick as they need all the assets they can get.
If Dudley does get bought out, is he worth a Jason Terry type contract and role?
Beasley joins a young Lakers squad that has already added LeBron James to their core of pre-prime talents. Luckily for the Lakers, Beasley is in his prime and ready to help carry the scoring load from James. Los Angeles already looked primed for a run at a lower half Western Conference playoff seed and Beasley’s scoring only cements their declaration of going for it.
Tonight’s (off) topic:
This quiz looks more intimidating than it actually is, however, I could only muster up a 38/55 score. Happy Friday, folks!
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