Tuesday , Feb , 05 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Charlie Villanueva Angling for a Trade in Milwaukee?


Milwaukee Bucks forward Charlie Villanueva has been aching for a chance to play meaningful minutes.But he’s not happy the chance could come due to an injury to starting power forward Yi Jianlian, who banged his right shoulder early in the Bucks’ 91-83 loss to the Houston Rockets on Saturday night at the Bradley Center.

Villanueva’s frustration has grown in recent weeks, and he felt compelled to address trade rumors on the blog he writes for NBA.com, with the league trade deadline approaching Feb. 21. He elaborated a bit on those comments Monday. ‘Is a trade possible? It’s possible, definitely,’ Villanueva said. ‘Anything can happen in this business. I feel like I didn’t get traded here to be the ninth man. I’m playing 19 minutes a game. It’s definitely frustrating, but I’ve got to stick with it and keep working and see what happens.’ Click here for more from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.