Huge breaking news out of the NBA just days before the draft, as the Milwaukee Bucks have dealt F Richard Jefferson to the San Antonio Spurs in exchange for F Bruce Bowen, C Fabricio Oberto and F/C Kurt Thomas. The deal gives the Spurs one of the superstar players that can potentially interact with Tim Duncan in order to return glory to San Antonio.
Jefferson, who was drafted by the New Jersey Nets in 2001, finished with 19.6 points per game last season in his first year in Milwaukee. He has also been known to stay relatively healthy, with the ability to play nearly every game in a grueling 82-game season. The Bucks finished outside of the playoff race, with lack of depth from injuries cited as one of the primary causes.
Neither Bowen or Oberto averaged more than 2 points per game in 2008-2009, as they rode the bench alongside Thomas most of the season.
There are no confirmations other than ESPN’s report on this, so stay tuned as we learn more.
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