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The Milwaukee Bucks have acquired guard Grayson Allen and cash considerations from the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for guard Sam Merrill and two future second round draft picks. “Grayson is a talented guard who we expect to be an excellent fit with our team,” said Bucks General Manager Jon Horst. “His three-point shooting, energy, toughness and basketball IQ make him a great addition, and we’re excited to welcome him to Milwaukee.”
One of the more curious developments during the recent draft was the Bucks’ decision to trade their first pick – No. 31 overall – to Indiana for two, late-second round picks and two future second rounds picks. This was deep draft class and there were several promising prospects still available at 31. “Why did they do that?’’ an NBA executive said. “M-o-n-e-y. They (Bucks officials) won’t admit it, but they didn’t want to pay guaranteed money for that pick (No. 31). It’s common practice these days to guarantee top 40 picks.’’
Storyline: Bucks Front Office