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Corey Maggette Traded To The Milwaukee Bucks

PHOENIX - JANUARY 23:  Corey Maggette #50 of the Golden State Warriors hanldes the ball during the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center on January 23, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns defeated the Warriors 112-103.  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 Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Jesse MotiffSenior Analyst IJune 22, 2010

The Milwaukee Bucks pulled off a trade with the Warriors Tuesday afternoon that brought forward Corey Maggette to Milwaukee in exchange for guard Charlie Bell and center Dan Gadzuric.

In addition to the versatile Maggette, the Bucks received the Warriors' 44th pick in Thursday's draft. That gives the Bucks three picks in the second round (37, 44, and 47) along with a first round pick (15) they received from the Chicago Bulls earlier in the season as part of the John Salmons trade.

The trade is a win for the Bucks on multiple levels. First, they get an athletic swingman they've been in desperate need of. Second, they unload two contracts in Bell and Gadzuric that were basically just taking up space on the roster.

Maggette still has three years and nearly $31 million on his contract. He averaged 19.8 points and 5.3 rebounds for the Warriors last season. The 11-year veteran signed with the Warriors in July 2008, but had been rumored to be on the trade block for quite some time.

The Bucks now have three positions locked in heading into the 2011 season: Maggette will be the team's starting small forward with Brandon Jennings and Andrew Bogut locked into the point guard and center positions, respectively.

With their first round pick, the Bucks still have a couple of different options to pick up another starter. They can opt to draft a shooting guard-either Xavier Henry or James Anderson-or they could take a power forward or center like Hassan Whiteside.

 

 

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