Warriors Trade Monta Ellis to Bucks for Andrew Bogut in Five-Player Deal

Scott SemmlerAnalyst IIMarch 13, 2012

OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 10:  Monta Ellis #8 of the Golden State Warriors drives on Shane Battier #31 of the Miami Heat at Oracle Arena on January 10, 2012 in Oakland, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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The Golden State Warriors have agreed to send Monta Ellis and others to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for center Andrew Bogut.

The deal first reported on Twitter by Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski has the Warriors sending Ellis, Ekpe Udoh and Kwame Brown to the Bucks for Bogut and Stephen Jackson.

Y! Sources: Golden State trades Monta Ellis to Bucks for Andrew Bogut and Stephen Jackson as part of 5-player deal.

Jackson joins the Warriors for the second time in his career, after demanding a trade before leaving Oakland in 2010. Both Jackson and Bogut are currently injured.

The Warriors finally land a big man after making attempts at acquiring DeAndre Jordan and Dwight Howard in recent months.

Warriors owner Joe Lacob came out yesterday and stated that the Warriors were going to have no part in sending Ellis to the Orlando Magic to help bolster Howard's chances of staying in Orlando.

Ellis is averaging 22 point and six assists this season. He will play alongside guard Brandon Jennings in Milwaukee.

The move sets the Warriors up for next season, as Bogut is currently injured and is expected to miss the rest of the NBA season. However, the coveted big man Golden State wanted so badly will finally sport a Warriors jersey. Andris Biedrins is expected to become the backup center when Bogut eventually takes the court for the Warriors.

To that affect, it would seem as though the Warriors have given up all hope for this season, as they sit just three games back of the eighth seed in the Western Conference playoff picture.

The team has been overcome with injuries this season, with young guard Stephen Curry going down several times this season with ankle injuries.

This is the first step in a direction the Warriors hope will take them to the playoffs in the coming years.