Friday, March 9th, 2012 at 11:40 am  |  45 responses

Report: Andrew Bogut Open to Trade from the Milwaukee Bucks

by Marcel Mutoni @marcel_mutoni

These days, it seems that no one is particularly happy in Milwaukee.

The Bucks are out of the Playoff picture, Stephen Jackson has worn out his welcome, and Brandon Jennings is already looking down the road at his future options.

I suppose it only makes sense that the injured Andrew Bogut — the 27-year old center fractured his left ankle in late January — would be the latest Milwaukee Buck reportedly seeking a way out of town.

Reports the Racine Journal Times:

Bogut isn’t expected to return to action for several weeks, but that hasn’t prevented several teams from showing interest in him. He’s coveted by these teams, who fully realize there is a dearth of quality big men in the league and that the upcoming June NBA draft is also devoid of blue-chip centers. Bogut, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2005 NBA draft, has never publicly expressed any displeasure playing in small-market Milwaukee. But there are whispers Bogut wouldn’t mind a change of scenery, having become frustrated about the team’s lack of progress and his strained relationship with Bucks head coach Scott Skiles.

Unlike his teammate Stephen Jackson, who hasn’t hidden his displeasure with Skiles — Jackson recently told Rod Burks of Channel 4 in Milwaukee that “We don’t have no relationship like I’ve had with other coaches and I don’t expect to have one.” — Bogut has had his issues with Skiles as well. Some Bucks claim the Bogut-Skiles relationship was especially acrimonious last season when they seldom communicated with each other. Besides his noticeable talents as a rebounder and shot-blocker, Bogut also has a favorable contract. After this season, he has two years remaining: $13.1 million for the 2012-13 season and $14.2 million for the 2013-14 season.

Scott Skiles strikes again!

According to the report above, the Bucks have fielded calls from several teams around the League about Andrew Bogut’s availability, and there’s talk of them exploring the possibility of packaging the big man in a trade with the unhappy Stephen Jackson.

In order to salvage whatever may be left of their season, Milwaukee probably needs to make a move by next Thursday’s Trade Deadline. What isn’t clear at the moment, is just how big a change the franchise intends to make.

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  • MaxIsNative

    I always liked him. He’s good when he’s healthy, really good actually, but he’s never healthy.

  • LA Huey

    Phoenix. Oden will join you in a couple years to form the scariest brittle big man combo.

  • T-Money

    classic skiles – he gets the team hype for 2 years and then they tune him out when they realize that there is not much depth and strategy behind the constant yelling and motivational speeches.

  • LA Huey

    Exactly, T-Money. You think they’ll fire him on Easter Sunday this time?

  • European_Sixer

    Philly is the best choice.

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    he should just take a page from jax’s book and make a rap video and put skiles on blast, that would be, in the words of boing dynast: bo$$ movements

  • jpm34

    Im with T-Money Scott Skiles is killing that team. Ownership should make a change to try and keep some of their better players around a little while. As long as Skiles is there NOBODY is going to want to stay or go there in FA.

  • AD

    this guy is one more injury away from being anoher greg oden

  • ripslam

    Theoretical trade (bear with me on this one): Milwaukee acquires Mike Miller, Rip Hamilton, Ronnie Brewer, and Joel Anthony; Chicago acquires Stephen Jackson and Norris Cole; Miami acquires Andrew Bogut. The Bulls get their 2-guard they’ve been looking for, and makes up for losing some backcourt depth with a quality young PG in Cole, the Heat get their starting center (their main weakness), and the Bucks get decent compensation for Bogut with a few starting-quality players and a replacement center.

  • http://onthacorner.com/forum Kevin

    He aint been the same since he destroyed his elbow a couple years ago

  • 23

    ripslam, so when boguts with miami, what happens when hes injured?? chalmers, wade, james, bosh, and.. haslem?pitman?howard? and who comes off the bench for chalmers? what if james jones is hurt? who comes off the bench for bron/wade?

  • http://Roosterteeth.com Caboose

    ripslam: I think that’s way too overly optimistic for the Heat. They’re giving up Mike Miller, Joel Anthony and Norris Cole for Bogut. I’m sorry, but that’s ridiculous. Bogut’s value on the market will be high given his status as a center. Hawks may make a move for him involving Josh, letting Horford play the 4.

  • ripslam

    That’s the only thing, Miami loses a lot of depth, which they’re already running low on, haha. In theory Juwan Howard or Dex Pittman could play backup center, or Bosh could swing to the 5 (as he’s done in the past) and Haslem plays the 4.

  • RunNGun

    The KNicks… you know the line, Dolan.

  • http://www.fullc0urtpress.com KHOLIDAY

    @ripslam, thats giving up a lot of pieces for a tall hospital patient (aka Bogut)… If I were the Heat, I’d offer juwan howard for bogut straight up. Salaries dont work, but their bodies are the same age!

  • LA Huey

    Remember how Miami did sans Bosh in Utah and LA just recently? They wouldn’t pull the trigger on that trade. They’re better off hoping Eddy Curry pans out than risk all that for Old Man Bogut.

  • ripslam

    They’re not giving up Bosh in the trade. The only difference (strictly speaking in terms of the frontcourt) is that they’re swapping out Joel Anthony for Bogut, who’s actually among the best 5s in the league when healthy. So maybe Shane Battier and Mario Chalmers play bigger minutes. I think Miami would go for that. If anyone, Milwaukee is getting the short end of the stick, but a lineup of Jennings/Hamilton/Ilyasova/Gooden/Anthony isn’t terrible, considering Jackson and Bogut already wanted to skip town.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Maybe the Rockets will swing a trade for Bogut instead of Gasol? Hmm…
    Spurs could use him big time as well. Could you imagine Bogut and Timmy in the same frontcourt?

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    It’d be hilarious if the Bucks trade Bogut and some pieces for Dwight Howard. LOL.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    I like Ripslam’s trade if the salaries match up, but I don’t think the Bulls value Stack Jack and Norris Cole that highly.

  • jake

    AMARE killed this guys career!!!!

  • LA Huey

    I know you weren’t putting Bosh in the trade. I was just noting how thin Miami’s front court is already without giving up a sturdy big (Anthony) for a fragile one (Bogut).

  • Rainman

    package him with sJax, and LETS GO

  • Rainman

    @ LA HUEY: We got GOrtat…we’re good. lol

  • remrats

    jackson and bogut for howard and turk..dwight deserves to go to a worse team for being such a cancer. karma.

  • http://www.nba.com Red

    Next Skiles will ask for a trade..

  • http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=7d8eeyp IAMORANGE4EVER

    I played with the ESPN Trade Machine. I am no GM, but click my name and see my trade between the Knicks and Lakers.

  • LA Huey

    Rainman, True. For his career (not considering money earned), Phoenix is the best fit. Better to play ball and share minutes with Oden and Gortat than Spend half your seasons on the IR elsewhere.

  • colors

    @orange: idk if either team would bite on that. kobe and melo in the same system is destined for failure, and i’m not sure where amar’e fits into a frontcourt that already has gasol and bynum. also I don’t think either team would want 87-year-old derek fisher or amar’e's creaky knees.

  • noel

    i live in milwaukee & i said get rid of skiles last season!!!!!!!!

  • Shem

    Pau gasol for Bogut Stephen Jackson Beno Udrih and a top 13 protected 1st rounder. Clearly this benefit the bucks as they dump 3 players that have all publicly expressed they want to leave. As for the Lakers they get more point guard depth, Stephen Jackson can start at small, bogut and bynum is scary if healthy. That’s a big if.

  • https://plus.google.com/photos/106403650426394352312/albums/posts davidR

    bring stephen back to the dubs. dorrell wright regressed like crazy

  • http://slamonline.com The Philosopher

    Shout out to Terry Davis.

  • ripslam

    @Shem: Wouldn’t Bynum or Bogut have to play out of position then? Both are true centers.

  • Mike Mihalow

    I’m disappointed in the lack of “to the Lakers” comments. I guess he’s not as good as I thought he was anymore.

  • Shem

    @ripslam Yeah one would. I think Bogut would make a good transition to power forward. Pau Gasol used to be a top 5 power forward, watching him these days you can’t even tell. He’s hit his peak and will only decline now, might as well get as much value as possible for him. People seem to forget how dominant Bogut is was when 100 percent.

  • Hart26

    Celtics should trade for him. As a knicks fan i would hate that though….

  • http://www.nba.com Red

    Wow, Orange we’re talking about the Bucks & u still manage to bring the Knicks in. Your team lost to the Bucks, shut up lol.

  • Justin G.

    This doesn’t happen often but cosign Red

  • http://slamonline.com Ugh

    I’m with Cabose: “Hawks may make a move for him involving Josh, letting Horford play the 4. ” Out of every trade mention here this is the only one likely to happen.

  • http://slamonline.com Ugh

    Also: can’t we just contract this team? Fold ‘em up and hold a dispersal draft.

  • http://www.nba.com Red

    All hail the power of the Knicks..lol. I just complimented the Knicks technically. Doesn’t happen often.

  • Miho

    Welcome to the Raptors!

  • http://hoopshirts.com Hoop Shirts

    Bogut is done!

    He’s not a good player and can’t set up any of his team mates.

    Don’t spend big money on him.

  • http://Espn.com Jeff La Mora

    Your funny contract the Buck’s, there tied with the knicks for the 8th spot in the playoffs. How many playoff appearance’s do the knicks have in the last 4 years? 0 Bucks? 1 Hell half the league has not nade the playoffs in the last 4 years. You are clearly misinformed. I hope someone takes injured Bogut we made the playoffs without him and were going to this year. Trade him straight up for Monte Ellis and of course throw in SJAX. Only an idiot would want either of them.