John Hollinger reports
In a baffling trade that will steer only more criticism toward the Kings’ much-maligned front office, Sacramento traded Beno Udrih and the No. 7 pick in the draft to Milwaukee for John Salmons and the No. 10 pick. The second part of this deal redirects the No. 7 pick to Charlotte along with Milwaukee’s Corey Maggette, with Stephen Jackson, Shaun Livingston and the 19th pick going back to the Bucks.
Check out the rest of Hollinger’s analysis. It’s a good read.
Terrible move by Sacramento. They traded down in the draft in order to pickup one of the worst contracts in the league (Salmons) + said player is a poor fit for their roster.
Demarcus Cousins, Tyreke Evans and John Salmons. Three high usage self-involved offensive players. Would you want to be on that team? I didn’t think so.
They also neutralized the value of mid-season pickup Marcus Thornton.
A bad day’s work all around and one which will have long term implications due to Salmon’s bad contract.
The first part of the trade was a brilliant move. Freed up some cap flexibility, improved their draft position and added a very good backup PG in Beno Udrih to replace the gaping that Luke Ridnour’s departure caused.
Unfortunately, they screwed it up in the second part by sacrificing the #7 pick for the #19 pick for the rights to Stephen Jackson (instead of C.Maggette). Jackson is a short term upgrade for that team but that is nowhere near as valuable as that draft pick would have been for the Bucks in the long term.
Well, at least they moved Salmons’ contract.
The only winner in today’s trade.
Corey Maggette and Stephen Jackson are largely irrelevant in this deal to Charlotte since they are a rebuilding club in it’s early stages. Neither player figures into their future. Both players contracts are nearly identical and finish in two years.
The only asset of significance was the draft pick and they moved up from #19 to #7.
Clear win for Charlotte.