Bucks acquire P.J. Tucker in multi-player deal

P.J. Tucker - photo via USA Today Sports Images

The Bucks have won the P.J. Tucker sweepstakes. Houston is sending Tucker, Rodions Kurucs, and Milwaukee’s 2022 first-rounder (acquired from Cleveland in the James Harden deal) to Milwaukee for a 2023 unprotected first-rounder as well as D.J. Augustin and D.J. Wilson, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com.

Additionally, the Rockets are receiving the rights to swap its 2021 second-rounder with the Bucks’ first-rounder in 2021, though that has a top-9 protection.

The franchise had given Tucker permission to remain away from the team as they looked to trade him. The Sixers were reportedly in the mix and losing out on him to the Bucks as the two Eastern Conference powerhouses collide on Wednesday night isn’t ideal for Daryl Morey & Co. Still, Philadelphia has all of its future first-rounders sans a 2025 selection (Al HorfordDanny Green swap), so they’re still in position to make another move.

Milwaukee’s versatility has been an advantage over rivals with traditional lineups in recent years and the addition of the 35-year-old Tucker enhances that feature.

Woj adds that Torrey Craig is heading outbound from Milwaukee to Phoenix in a separate deal. The Bucks needed to will receive cash considerations in exchange for the forward.

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