Saturday , Feb , 23 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Zach Randolph to Milwaukee Bucks Almost Happened

The Milwaukee Bucks had serious discussions about acquiring the New York Knicks power forward before rejecting a proposed deal that would have brought Randolph and guard Fred Jones to Milwaukee in exchange for guard Charlie Bell, forward Bobby Simmons and center Dan Gadzuric, according to a league source.

The trade deadline passed at 2 p.m. (Milwaukee time) Thursday, with the Bucks staying quiet at the deadline for the third straight year.

Bucks general manager Larry Harris, per team policy, would not comment on any proposed trades. [Click here for more from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.]