Bucks to acquire Pelicans' Mirotic

Sherman Parsons
February 8, 2019

"Mirotic made a major impact on the Pelicans push to the Western Conference semifinals upon arriving in New Orleans prior to last year's trade deadline".

In reality, Stanley Johnson was never going to the Bucks.

For now, though, acquiring Mirotic gives the Bucks yet another floor spacer in their frontcourt and a highly adept marksman at that as we've seen throughout his previous stops with the Pelicans and the Chicago Bulls before that.

Speaking of Johnson, his former squad, the Detroit Pistons, will reportedly get in on the fun, sending second-round picks to New Orleans.

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Milwaukee has as good a chance as any squad in the East of making it to the NBA Finals behind the MVP-caliber play of Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Mirotic has averaged 16.7 points and a career-best 6.8 rebounds per game this season while shooting 36 per cent from three-point range on just over seven attempts per game.

The Pelicans are also receiving several draft picks in the the deal, according to Tim Bontemps, but none are coming from the Pistons. In order to sort out all the details of this revised deal, here are the latest NBA Trade Grades.

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