Bucks Make Trade, Overhaul Roster on Draft Day

By KBJR News 1

Bucks Make Trade, Overhaul Roster on Draft Day

June 24, 2011 Updated Jun 24, 2011 at 11:45 AM CDT

Milwaukee, WI (Northland's NewsCenter) --- The Milwaukee Bucks were in the news hours before the 2011 NBA Draft even began when reports of a three-team trade became public.

The Bucks acquired veteran shooting guard Steven Jackson from the Charlotte Bobcats in the draft-day trade, which also included the Sacramento Kings.

Jackson averaged 19 points per game last season with the Bobcats, but ESPN reported Thursday that he was not happy about being traded to Milwaukee. The Bucks will be his third team in the past three seasons.

Milwaukee sent John Salmons and the 10th overall pick to Sacramento, and dealt Corey Maggette to Charlotte.

The Bucks received Jackson, Shaun Livingston, and the 19th overall selection from the Bobcats, while they got Beno Udrih from the Kings.

Milwaukee used the 19th overall selection to take forward Tobias Harris out of Tennessee, and used the 40th pick to select former Wisconsin Badger forward Jon Leuer.

Posted by Zach Schneider