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The Los Angeles Clippers and Phoenix Suns both emerged as winners in last week's three-team trade that saw Eric Bledsoe head to the desert and J.J. Redick depart to join Doc Rivers, Chris Paul and Co.
The loser? Redick's former employer, the Milwaukee Bucks.
Not only did the Bucks receive two meager second-round picks as compensation for Redick, but they are now looking at a roster in flux, partly because they decided to trade the promising Tobias Harris in a deal for Redick at February's trade deadline.
Milwaukee has only two second-round picks, Gustavo Ayon and Ish Smith to show for those two transactions involving Redick. A puzzling addition at the time, it's now crystal clear that trading for Redick in the first place was a mistake.
Unfortunately, the Bucks' offseason woes don't end there. John Hammond bestowed a three-year, $16 million deal upon Zaza Pachulia, per ESPN's Marc Stein, further crowding Milwaukee's frontcourt.
Not only is $5 million annually a steep price to pay for Pachulia's services (averaging 6.8 points and 5.5 rebounds for his career), but the Bucks possessed immense depth up front prior to inking the Georgian national. Pachulia will join Larry Sanders, Ekpe Udoh, John Henson, Drew Gooden and Ersan Ilyasova up front.
While Pachulia is a quality defensive center, his addition could stunt the growth of Henson and Udoh, each of whom possesses boatloads of promise.