Milwaukee Bucks Rumors
After being a member of the Milwaukee Bucks since 2014, where he arrived from the Nets together with coach Jason Kidd (photo) Sean Sweeney is leaving for the Detroit Pistons. According to sources close to the negotiations, Sweeney has a multiyear deal with Detroit in order to become a member of newly hired coach Dwane Casey’s staff.
Marc Stein: Detroit is making a hard push to hire Bucks assistant Sean Sweeney — who has worked as closely with @Giannis_An34 as anyone in Milwaukee — to join new Pistons coach Dwane Casey’s staff, according to league sources
According to multiple NBA sources, the Bucks are among the more active teams. They’ll be going into the draft with just one pick – a first-round selection that is the 17th overall – but appear ready to pull the trigger on acquiring a second-round pick via a trade or cash purchase.
Whether the Bucks retain their top pick is now the $64,000 question. Multiple sources said the Bucks are quite open to moving the pick to acquire an established veteran who could immediately contribute next season. “I’ve heard they’ll trade their pick if they can find a veteran wing player,’’ a source said.
Considering his team’s needs, Horst believes the glut of guards and wings in the middle of the first round could actually work in the Bucks’ favor. “I think it does actually feel like a good fit,” Horst said. “We’re really happy with the group at 17. Our group, we feel strongly that we’re going to get a good player there. There’s a lot of interest in the 17th pick, so we’ll explore ideas of moving up, explore ideas of moving down, potentially even moving out of the draft. But at the end of the day if we sit at the 17th pick, we feel really good about the group of guys we’ll be able to draft from.”