Well, at least Jon Horst didn’t keep us waiting two hours to start making things happen.
Sources: Indiana is sending No. 54, No. 60 and two future seconds to Milwaukee for No. 31.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 30, 2021
A couple quick notes. The Bucks now have two selections instead of their high 2nd-round one selection, which per site overlord Mitchell Maurer (recalling from memory until we find concrete sourcing), “If you sign your own 2nd round draft pick, they get paid the 0-years of experience minimum, or $925K. If you sign an undrafted free agent to a minimum deal, they get paid that same amount BUT it counts as a veteran minimum on the cap (~$1.7M).”
So essentially the Bucks are able to nab two guys for the (cap) price of one UDFA. It should be noted that Milwaukee dropped themselves out reach of the borderline first round guys (who ostensibly have a higher chance of being actual NBA players) and will also eat up a roster spot that could go to a ring chaser. But hey, it’s all fluid and who knows how it’ll shake out tonight.
Most importantly: The Milwaukee Bucks are NBA Champs.
UPDATE: From our friend Eric Nehm at The Athletic:
Details on the Bucks-Pacers trade, per a source.— Eric Nehm (@eric_nehm) July 30, 2021
Bucks trade No. 31 to the Pacers.
2021 No. 54.
2021 No. 60.
In 2024, the more favorable of a)IND's 2nd rd and b) the less favorable of CLE/UTH 2nd rd.
In 2026, the more favorable of IND and MIA's 2nd rd picks. https://t.co/gVO4iKDZcn