Marc Stein: Milwaukee was only fined $50,000 and docked a future second-round pick in large part because the Bucks, remember, did not get Bogdanovic in the end. If impermissible contact is proven in this summer’s cases, wrist slaps won’t cut it.
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.”
Peter Edmiston: Needed to clear roster spot, positional logjam, and free up some money. Grayson Allen deal to Milwaukee makes sense. Did him a solid. Taylor Jenkins may not be pleased but this was a necessary move from the Grizzlies FO.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Memphis is trading guard Grayson Allen to Milwaukee for Sam Merrill and two future second-round picks, sources tell ESPN.
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.’’