The latest Milwaukee Bucks Daily is here with all of the reaction around the NBA to the Bucks’ Wednesday trade.
Although higher profile deals took place as the day progressed, there was no shortage of discussion about the Bucks and Pistons deal, which offers fresh starts for two high-potential young players.
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Back to the present, let’s look at today’s Bucks stories.
Best of Behind the Buck Pass From 2/6/19
Milwaukee Bucks reportedly trade Thon Maker for Stanley Johnson (read here): I rounded up the key details surrounding the Bucks’ reported trade with the Pistons, as Milwaukee swapped out Thon Maker for Stanley Johnson.
Milwaukee Bucks: Grades and reactions for the Stanley Johnson trade (read here): I then took a deeper dive into the deal, offering up a detailed look at what Johnson will bring, what the Bucks gave up in Maker, and more.
Milwaukee Bucks: Bidding farewell to Thon Maker (read here): In light of the deal, Jordan Treske also took some time to pen a farewell to Thon Maker, reflecting on the Australian’s time in Milwaukee.
Milwaukee Bucks Rumors: Nikola Mirotic considered a trade target? (read here): I also touched on the rumor that the Bucks are considering a trade offer for New Orleans Pelicans forward Nikola Mirotic.
Milwaukee Bucks: Should trading Ersan Ilyasova already be a consideration? (read here): Dan Larsen explored whether Ersan Ilyasova should be on the trade block heading into Thursday, considering his struggles and D.J. Wilson‘s emergence.
Milwaukee Bucks: 3 things to watch for in season series finale against Washington Wizards (read here): Lastly, I previewed the action ahead of Wednesday’s game against the Wizards at Fiserv Forum.
Best of Bucks Around the Internet From 2/6/19
Pistons agree to trade Stanley Johnson for Thon Maker (read here): Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN was first to report the Maker/Johnson trade, while Cassidy Hubbarth also shared Giannis Antetokounmpo‘s initial reaction to his close friend being traded away.
Trade Grades: Will Maker, Johnson work with new teams ($) (read here): Kevin Pelton of ESPN graded the Bucks’ decision to pull the trigger on this deal, viewing it as largely neutral on both sides.
Bucks grant Thon Maker’s request with Pistons deal (read here): Jeremy Woo of Sports Illustrated also graded the trade, viewing it as more of a positive on both sides.
Thon Maker to the Pistons: The Stanley Johnson writing was on the wall ($) (read here): James L. Edwards of The Athletic provided the Pistons’ perspective on the trade, explaining why Johnson’s departure was inevitable.
How an early season funk turned Khris Middleton into an All-Star (read here): Seerat Sohi of Yahoo! Sports spoke to Khris Middleton and Mike Budenholzer about how they managed to transform his season following its lowest ebb: a benching against the Knicks.
Bucks 148, Wizards 129: 50-point explosion in the first quarter (read here): Last but by no means least, the Bucks also played a game on Wednesday night! Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recapped the team’s dominant win, as the Bucks scored a season-high 148 points along with a 50-point first quarter.
That’s it for today’s roundup, but we’ll be back to do it all again tomorrow.