Report: Bucks trade DJ Augustin, DJ Wilson to Rockets for PJ Tucker, 1st-round pick
Bucks also trading F Torrey Craig to Suns
Shortly before the Bucks tipped off Wednesday’s game with the 76ers, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported the Bucks are trading guard D.J. Augustin, forward D.J. Wilson, and a 2023 unprotected first-round pick to the Houston Rockets for P.J. Tucker and Rodions Kurucs. Houston is also reportedly sending the Bucks’ 2022 first-round pick back to them from a previous deal.
Wojnarowski adds Houston gets the right to swap its 2021 second-round draft pick for Milwaukee’s first-round pick unless the pick falls between picks one and nine.
Augustin was a free agent signing this past offseason for Milwaukee and has averaged 23 minutes a game, six points a game, and has shot 37 percent from the floor, as well as 38 percent form beyond the arc.
Wilson, a former 2017 first-round pick, has struggled since the Bucks drafted him. This season he has played in only 12 games and averaged 8.8 minutes per contest.
The Bucks acquire a veteran forward in Tucker who has been a valuable three-and-D player who can defend multiple positions well. Tucker is in a contract year and has reportedly been frustrated the struggling Rockets being unable to trade him to a contender. Now, Tucker gets that chance with the Bucks.
Kurucs is a six-foot-nine forward who was the Nets’ second-round pick in 2018. This season Kurucs has played in 16 games and averaged one point per game.
In a follow-up post, Wojnarowski also reported the Bucks are trading defensive specialist Torrey Craig to the Phoenix Suns. Wojnarowski says the Bucks are not receiving a player in return.
Craig didn’t find a role with the Bucks, playing in just 18 games and averaging 2.5 points and 2.4 rebounds.
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