According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports; the Milwaukee Bucks and the Golden State Warriors have completed a five player trade that will shake up both franchise’s rosters. Wojnarowski, reported via “Twitter” that his sources have stated that the two clubs have agreed on a deal that will send veteran shooting guard Monta Ellis, center Kwame Brown and big man Ekpe Udoh and will receive Milwaukee starting center Andrew Bogut and former Warriors shooting guard in return.
Jackson and Bucks coach Scott Skiles had been on the outs for a while and Jackson spoke to the media last week about his wish to be moved before the NBA trade deadline goes into effect on Thursday at 3:00 pm EST. Bogut, the talented but oft-injured center for the Bucks was also reportedly having issues with the squad’s bench boss.
Ellis seemingly has been the subject of trade speculation over the last few seasons, after he signed a long-term extension with the team and then injured himself on a moped accident not long after. Ellis would miss a good part of the following season and trade rumors would start soon after. There were reports earlier this month that the Orlando Magic would try to trade for Ellis in an attempt to keep center Dwight Howard in a Magic uniform.
Ironically, Jackson forced his way out of Golden State a few seasons ago after he became enough of an annoyance with his public campaigning to be traded, that they sent him to the Charlotte Bobcats in return for an injured Raja Bell. According to Wojnarowski’s sources, the former Warriors team captain will not be waived by the franchise.