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Bucks and Blazers Retool Ahead of NBA Draft

If you went to sleep early last night, then you missed the live reaction to massive moves in the NBA. On their SportsCastr stream yesterday, Adam Armbrecht and Matt Brooks were excited for the NBA trade moratorium to lift. This excitement was well founded after seeing the breaking news from last night.

SportsCastr News NBA’s Adam Armbrecht and Matt Brooks recap a wild night of trades in the NBA. Article courtesy of ClutchPoints NBA

SportsCastr News NBA’s Adam Armbrecht and Matt Brooks were happy to see the trades, but a little sad they had to happen in the late night. The Milwaukee Bucks commanded the headlines from last night: Jrue Holiday and Bogdan Bogdanović will be joining MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. Despite giving up a plethora of draft capital and key bench players (Donte Divencenzo, DJ Wilson, Eric Bledsoe, and George Hill), the Bucks believe they will be Finals contenders after these moves.

On their SportsCastr stream, the guys pointed out that the Bucks now only have six active players on the roster. Five are the team’s starting lineup, while the sixth is Giannis’s little brother, Thanasis. Matt Brooks joked that this might finally make Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer play his starters the minutes they deserve.

Elsewhere in the NBA, the Houston Rockets traded forward Robert Covington to the Trail Blazers for two picks and Trevor Ariza. Covington shined in the Rockets small-ball system, and he will hope to be a valuable 3 and D wing for Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum. This trade could signify that the Rockets intend to blow up their team, which would mean getting rid of stars James Harden and Russell Westbrook.

These trades are just the beginning of what should be a long week in the NBA. There will be plenty more drama tomorrow on ESPN when the NBA Draft kicks off. The SportsCastr News NBA team will be closely monitoring the trades between the contenders all the way down to the bottom feeders in the league.

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