The Milwaukee Bucks Deal Richard Jefferson to the San Antonio Spurs for Bruce Bowen, Kurt Thomas and Fabricio ObertoPosted in Blogroll on June 23rd, 2009 by Michael Tillery
As I was finishing up another segment with Dr. Boyd that mainly dealt with Kobe Bryant and to a lesser extent Ricky Rubio, I had a feeling a trade went down. I’d heard earlier about a Rajon Rondo and Ray Allen to the Pistons for Rip, Tayshaun and Stuckey, but Joe would be stupid for making such a deal especially with Allen being in his last year of his deal. In this business you know the wheels are turning frantically leading up to the draft so don’t put to much into my thought. When you are as durable athlete as Richard Jefferson was last season, you are always going to be trade bait. The San Antonio Spurs were trying to get younger and shipped defensive stalwart Bruce Bowen, serial NBA veteran Kurt Thomas and do it all in the interior big man Fabricio Oberto to the Milwaukee Bucks for the Jefferson. All three former Spurs are in the last year of the contracts with Jefferson owed 29.2 in the last two years of his deal. Jefferson, the 8 year vet out of Arizona will provide versatile athleticism on the wing for a team looking to make one more push before Timmay gets up outta here. Obviously this was a money move for the Bucks who most likely will make a big push to resign Charlie Villanueva and up and coming Ramon Sessions after their rookie scale contracts expire after this season. If Manu Ginobli can come back anything close to what he’s been before he became injury prone, then this puts the Spurs a little closer to competing for the title once again. Bowen, 37, leaves teh Spurs with 3 championships.