Bucks to Acquire Bogdan Bogdanovic in Sign-and-Trade

by November 17, 2020
Bogdan Bogdanovic of the Sacramento King

The Milwaukee Bucks are in the midst of acquiring Bogdan Bogdanovic from the Sacramento Kings, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. The 28-year-old is a free agent, so he’d be acquired via a sign-and-trade deal.

To the Kings in the swap are Donte DiVincenzo, Ersan Ilyasova and D.J. Wilson.

The move further fortifies a Bucks rotation that is intent on improving upon its early exit from the 2019-20 postseason. Earlier on Monday night Milwaukee was reported to be on the verge of acquiring Jrue Holiday.

Bogdanovic came to the NBA as a seasoned 25-year-old and has been a reliable perimeter scoring option for the Kings since. He averaged 15.1 points per game for the team in 2019-20.

Bogdanovic will now join Khris Middleton on the wings in Milwaukee, giving Giannis Antetokounmpo additional options.

By executing a sign-and-trade deal, the Bucks will hard cap themselves, which means that they can’t exceed the tax apron. That figure is around $139 million.

The move gives Sacramento an additional young guard in DiVincenzo, a potential frontcourt rotation piece in Wilson and a veteran on a non-guaranteed deal in Ilyasova.

More to come.