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June 23, 2011

Bobcats-Bucks talks serious

There are definitely serious talks going on between the Charlotte Bobcats and Milwaukee Bucks. Don't know all the particulars yet, but it sounds like the Bobcats could end with the 10th pick and maybe send No. 19 to Milwaukee.

Don't know what veterans are involved, but here's a curiosity: Stephen Jackson and Corey Maggette have similar contract numbers, both in salary size and length of contracts. The Bucks would love to move Maggette. Don't know that the Bobcats would see him as an asset.

Posted by Observer Sports on June 23, 2011 at 03:21 PM | Permalink


So are we trying to have #9 and #10? Or would we be giving up #9 in this deal?

I realize they try to keep these things as secretive as possible (except in Minnesota), but hit us with some more details when you get them! Keep up the good work Rick!

Posted by: tom P | Jun 23, 2011 3:42:26 PM

No one is that dumb to trade stephen jackson for corey maggette...if so i hope that person does not work for the bobcats!!

Posted by: Mr.tre'4 | Jun 23, 2011 3:43:46 PM

Rick im thanks for keeping us updated, im cheching the website every 15 min

Posted by: Nick Waites | Jun 23, 2011 3:47:23 PM

sounds like the Bobcats will package these picks in hoping to move up...

they want Tristan Thompson from Texas

Posted by: Scott Silverstein | Jun 23, 2011 3:51:48 PM

The draft order can't change now, so we'll have to draft players for Milwaukee, and vice versa.

Posted by: tom P | Jun 23, 2011 3:54:17 PM

Please say no!!! That guy is a bum!

Posted by: Pete Rose | Jun 23, 2011 3:56:31 PM

I believe another commenter has already said this, but why take Tristan Thompson? He seems to be a carbon copy of Tyrus Thomas. He makes no sense, unless we are giving up on Thomas already, and are moving him, but unless we feel we are getting the same player for cheaper, what's the point?

We're going to have an even harder time attracting All-Star quality free agents next summer if we are all rookies.

I don't mind moving Diaw, but certainly not both him and Jack, unless we are getting back starter quality veterans, or bundling with draft picks to get in the top 4 to get a legit center.

Posted by: Chris | Jun 23, 2011 3:57:34 PM

Thanks for keeping us updated! The anticipation is killing me!


Posted by: bobcatsFan89 | Jun 23, 2011 3:58:02 PM

Hi Rick...had fun with the chat today!
I looked up the salaries for both teams and players..I know they're comparable, but if it's just swapping Jax for Maggette, the 'Cats are getting fleeced again. There is no one else on that Bucks roster the 'Cats could want, because the price tag would be way too high (Salmons or Bogut), Michael Redd is a Free Agent and I know the Bucks are not getting rid of Brandon Jennings. No one else on their team would help.

Please stop me from jumping off from the top of the Time Warner Arena..

Posted by: Dougie | Jun 23, 2011 4:02:10 PM

Chris, something incredibly important to note about Tyrus Thomas is that he has been held back by his own mental issues far more than his actual abilities. If you take his talent and put it in a guy who's not a headcase, he could be a very solid starter (if not an All-Star) for years, and would give the Bobcats the rebounding and defensive post presence they've lacked since they dumped Okafor like so much garbage. As for Thompson, if you're already admitting he's the same player as Thomas, he'd automatically be the same player for cheaper, as he'd be on a rookie deal rather than Thomas' ridiculous contract the Nets forced us to sign him to. Also, the whole idea of moving Diaw and/or Jackson would be not to worry about this year (which is not a strategy I have a problem with, by the way.) It would put younger players on the court that we could build around not for a season or two, but for four and five years down the road when this team could actually contend for something.

Posted by: Michael Procton | Jun 23, 2011 4:06:08 PM

if we trade jax straight up for meggette, we are not making the playoffs in 8th, 7th seed..the contract are the same, but two totally players, we will loose scoring, now diaw for magette straight up is a good deal, the bucks get a pf do help out withe gerald wallace duties we miss when we trade gw, but this will help..

Posted by: teemac1974 | Jun 23, 2011 4:14:04 PM

Same player for cheaper also includes in that discounted price the lack of NBA experience. While I don't necessarily disagree that Thomas might never live up to his potential, there are bigger needs on the roster. I'm not sure we should be totally writing off next season, as it will make Charlotte a much less attractive place to land free agents.

I get that Cho built the Thunder based on drafts, but Durant was a #2 pick who was obviously better than anyone in this draft class. Charlotte fanbase does not have the patience to essentially "throw" next season in hopes of gaining a top 3 prospect to build on top of who we draft this year.

Posted by: Chris | Jun 23, 2011 4:14:54 PM

teemac- i dont think you get it...

Posted by: tmack652 | Jun 23, 2011 4:32:31 PM

But we know next years draft is going to be LOADED with talent. Anthony Davis, Harrison Barnes, Jared Sullinger, Perry Jones, James McAdoo, Austin Rivers, Michael Gilchrist among others.

I'm willing to let the rookies get out there with DJ, Hendo & Tyrus and pray the ping pong balls fall our way next year (assuming there is a season).

Let's see how this deal turns out before we get crazy though.

Posted by: tom P | Jun 23, 2011 4:35:16 PM

Great trade for Cats. 2 picks in Top 10 not bad, even in a questionable draft. Moving Jack, jump shooter with age against him, is good. Although not a fan of Maggette, remember he can score and when healthy, he's a volume free throw guy. He attacks. He and Henderson on the wings provide a significant athleticism upgrade.

Posted by: Jay | Jun 23, 2011 4:47:52 PM

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