The Milwaukee Bucks Deal Richard Jefferson to the San Antonio Spurs for Bruce Bowen, Kurt Thomas and Fabricio Oberto

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.

2 Responses to “The Milwaukee Bucks Deal Richard Jefferson to the San Antonio Spurs for Bruce Bowen, Kurt Thomas and Fabricio Oberto”

  1. origin says:

    That was a great trade Mizzo. With this trade the spurs are the 2nd best team in the west…..if Manu stays healty.

    I still say they need to trade Manu and see if they can get a 2 guard for him. Dude is 31 but has the body of a 39 year old.

    All those games in the NBA, Olympics, summer play for his country and being a pro at such a young age has put a toll on Manu’s body.

    In other news the timberwolves have traded foye and others to the wizards for the 5th pick.

    The wolves will trade the 5th and 6th picks to memphis for the 2nd.

    So basically the wolves will have traded 2 picks foye plus other players for Rubio……wow.

    I always thought the fix was in with some team for Rubio but not the wolves. I always thought it would be a large market team.

    Boy the Grizz are gonna have the 5th and 6th pick… that team will be loaded.

    Like myself, Temple and lastpoet said its all about marketing.

    And the wolves are about to make a ton of money with Rubio while at the sametime losing a boat load of games.

  2. Jerold Wells Jr. says:

    I really hope and pray that the fix isn’t in for Rubio. Say it ain’t so. We have other picks in the first round. I’d rather have Thabeet and Sam Young.