Milwaukee Bucks Trade Jared Dudley to the Washington Wizards

by July 03, 2015
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After losing Paul Pierce to the LA Clippers, the Washington Wizards are bringing Jared Dudley on board.

In exchange, the Milwaukee Bucks will receive a future second-round pick.

Dudley, 29, opted into the final year of his contract at $4.25 million for the 2015-16 season.

Per ESPN:

The Wizards had a void on the wing and in terms of veteran leadership after Paul Pierce’s decision to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers.

 

Dudley rebounded following a disappointing stint with the Clippers, who dealt the swingman to the Bucks in a cost-cutting move after the 2013-14 season. After shooting a career-low 43.8 percent with the Clippers, he connected at a 46.8 percent rate in his first season with the Bucks, though he averaged just 7.2 points per game.

 

Dudley’s real value comes from his ability to defend multiple positions. When Milwaukee elected to go small, the 6-foot-7 small forward would rotate to play power forward.