In a surprising move given their limited assets, Jon Horst worked what the Milwaukee Bucks had to swing a deal with the Houston Rockets for P.J. Tucker, per Woj.
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
That wasn’t the only wheeling and dealing Horst had in mind though, as he also sent Torrey Craig back to Phoenix.
Milwaukee is trading forward Torrey Craig to Phoenix, sources tell ESPN. https://t.co/i9O71T4nTr— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 17, 2021
Horst finally found a landing spot for Wilson, while the relatively disappointing season for Augustin comes to an abrupt halt for the Milwaukee Bucks. With no meaningful backup point guard, one is curious who will fill in the bench role that Augustin held for Milwaukee.
Tucker though offers a chance for Milwaukee to have a small ball 5 and a chance for redemption after a poor 3-point shooting season for the veteran forward. Kurucs was averaging a mere 6.8 minutes per game for the Rockets. I’m not a fan of the second round pick swap for this years first round pick personally, but I guess Horst was operating from a position of weakness, and the Rockets extracted what they could.
The lack of guard depth remains a question, and I’m curious whether another move is in the works. We will update this story if more information comes out.