Warriors trade Monta Ellis to Bucks for Andrew Bogut and Stephen Jackson
The Milwaukee Bucks have traded Bogut and forward Stephen Jackson to the Golden State Warriors for Monta Ellis, Ekpe Udoh and Kwame Brown, sources confirmed to ESPN.com.
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Suddenly, Andrew Bogut and Monta Ellis have new homes.
The Milwaukee Bucks and Golden State Warriors’ swap of franchise faces is an admission by both clubs that the status quo wasn’t working.
After all, Bogut was often injured, while Ellis was often in trouble. (In fact, Bogut is currently out with an ankle injury, while Ellis is being sued as part of a sexual harassment case involving a former employee of the Warriors.)
The Warriors are hoping Bogut, a former first overall pick, anchors the middle. Ellis, a terrific scorer, will form an undersized and dynamic backcourt with Bucks table-setter Brandon Jennings.
Bogut and Ellis aren’t the biggest wild card in this trade. That distinction belongs to Stephen Jackson, a former Warrior who fell out with management.
Captain Jack, an integral part of the Warriors’ ‘We Believe’ run of 2007, has since made several stops around the league before ending up in Coach Scott Skiles’ doghouse.
His return to ‘The Bay’ will be worth following.
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