In what was a extremely anticipated parting with the Houston Rockets, veteran ahead P.J. Tucker has been traded to the Milwaukee Bucks in a bundle that features ahead Rodions Kurics and Milwaukee’s beforehand owned 2022 first-round choose (per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski).
The Rockets will obtain level guard D.J. Augustin, ahead D.J. Wilson and an unprotected 2023 first-round choose, in addition to the rights to swap picks with the Bucks within the upcoming draft (barring it being a range within the top-9).
Tucker, 35-years-old, is a flexible defender who Milwaukee has had their eye on for months as they appear to enhance the personnel for a defensive scheme that requires a whole lot of switching. Already a legit NBA Finals contender whereas led by famous person Giannis Antetokounmpo, this transfer by the Bucks is a small however sensible transfer on their pursuit of an NBA championship.
With Houston anticipated to make loads of strikes forward of subsequent week’s commerce deadline, Augustin and Wilson might finally be re-routed to a different franchise.
Nevertheless, ought to they continue to be with the Rockets, the 33-year-old Augustin is a savvy veteran that may produce in addition to assist an rising expertise in Kevin Porter Jr., who’s studying the purpose guard place after beginning his profession on the wing.
Wilson, a first-round choose in 2017, is an athletic and expert frontcourt participant however unproven within the NBA. With the rebuilding Rockets, Wilson might get a chance to show the identical dominance as he has on the G League degree.