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Report: Milwaukee Bucks Trade for PJ Tucker, Rodions Kurucs

D.J. Augustin, D.J. Wilson and Torrey Craig are on the way out

NBA: Milwaukee Bucks at Houston Rockets Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

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.

That wasn’t the only wheeling and dealing Horst had in mind though, as he also sent Torrey Craig back to Phoenix.

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.