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Bucks Acquire Samuel Dalembert

5:01pm: The swap also includes a future second-round pick heading to the Bucks, according to the team's official PR Twitter feed.

2:31pm: The Bucks have acquired Samuel Dalembert in a trade with the Rockets, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports (Twitter link). Dalembert heads to Milwaukee along with the No. 14 pick, in exchange for Jon Brockman, Jon Leuer, Shaun Livingston, and the No. 12 pick, tweets Wojnarowski.

The deal looks like a good one for the Bucks, who move down two picks in the lottery and part ways with a few non-core pieces in order to acquire Dalembert, who fills a need in the middle. Dalembert's 2012/13 contract is only partially guaranteed, but the Bucks figure to hang onto the big man and his $6.7MM salary.

With Dalembert on board, Milwaukee will likely no longer be targeting centers like Meyers Leonard and Tyler Zeller, who may not be available at No. 14 anyway. Chad Ford of reported earlier today that the Bucks were leaning toward drafting a guard.

The Rockets, meanwhile, continue to accumulate assets and clear salary in an effort to land a star or two via trades and free agency this summer. Brockman, Leuer, and Livingston certainly won't be key pieces in a trade for Dwight Howard, but the deal allows Houston to move up a couple spots in the draft and to potentially carve out another $4.7MM in cap space. Of course, freeing up that much space would require waiving Livingston and Leuer, which the Rockets don't plan to do, according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle (via Twitter). Livingston and Leuer are partially guaranteed or non-guaranteed deals.

Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times reported earlier this afternoon that the Bucks were interested in acquiring Dalembert, while Steve Kyler of HoopsWorld first reported last Thursday that the Rockets were working on a deal involving the big man.

The Rockets also obtain a traded player exception worth $2.5MM in the move.


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6 thoughts on “Bucks Acquire Samuel Dalembert

  1. BrickTops

    Not so sure about this one. I would have rather seen the 16 or 18 with Sammy.

  2. Crewers

    So sad to watch Leuer get traded he was my favorite coming out of college… Although I am a die hard Badger fan. But in the end the bucks did the right thing by trading for Dalembert moving back and hopefully selecting River, Ross, or Lamb

    • juice

      very right. bucks can now focus on best scorer available. Dalembert is just solid enough and is cheap. if it doesnt work after a year, there is always the 2nd rd this yr and the lottery next yr for a big!

  3. jwsox

    Look out world the rockets are going for it. Hope it works out because it would suck to see a team do all this work and nothing happen

    • dc21892

      Worst case scenario they hold the picks, draft 3 quality players and try to build around them. It’s obviously not ideal, but if they could land a Perry Jones III, Kendal Marshall and Meyers Lenoard, the future still looks bright just going to take a lot longer to build a contender.

  4. Heathmystro17

    Another thing that happens does that Livingston could be the back up point, so trading Lowry doesn’t hurt as much.

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