Central Notes: Bucks, Pistons, Smith

September 1 2013 at 8:53pm CDT By Zach Links

Here's the latest out of the Central Division..

  • Eric Pincus of HoopsWorld notes that the Bucks and Suns basically swapped trade positions by making the Caron Butler deal.  Milwaukee went from about $7.4MM to spend to about $1.9MM after acquiring Butler for Ish Smith and Viacheslav Kravtsov.  Meanwhile, the Suns went from no cap room at all to $5.2MM under. 
  • Sean Corp of Sheridan Hoops has five things to watch for with the Pistons following their whirlwind offseason.  First on his list is the shot selection of prized acquisition Josh Smith.
  • The Pistons have the luxury of bringing top pick Kentavious Caldwell-Pope along slowly, writes Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press.  Detroit tapped the Georgia product with the No. 8 overall pick in the 2013 draft.
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