NBA 2020-21: Milwaukee Bucks punished for Bogdanovic trade deal; docks their 2022 draft pick
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
NBA 2020-21: Milwaukee Bucks punished for Bogdanovic trade deal; docks their 2022...

NBA 2020-21: Milwaukee Bucks punished for Bogdanovic trade deal; docks their 2022 draft pick

NBA 2020-21: Bogdan Bogdanovic trade fell off after Milwaukee Bucks committed a tampering infringement by speaking to him before the allowed period. They have been punished for the same.

The NBA has docked the Milwaukee Bucks a second-round draft pick in 2022 for violating “league rules governing the timing of this season’s free agency discussions” with regard to their attempt to complete a sign-and-trade for Bogdan Bogdanovic.
The NBA said, “The penalty took into account the Bucks’ cooperation with the investigation, the absence of evidence of any impermissible early agreement on the terms of a contract between the Bucks and Bogdanović, and the fact that the team ultimately did not sign Bogdanović.

Bogdanovic has now signed for the Atlanta Hawks after the Kings did not match their offer sheet.

 

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What were the Kings going to receive as a part of the trade?

Milwaukee was going to send Donte DiVincenzo, Ersan Ilyasova, and D.J. Wilson to the Kings for Bogdanovic and Justin James.

This was after they acquired Jrue Holiday from the New Orleans Pelicans for Eric Bledsoe, George Hill, three future first-round picks, and multiple pick swaps in this year’s NBA Draft.

Bogdanovic averaged 15.1 points per game last season for the Kings. If he was traded to the Bucks, he could take advantage of the additional space created by the defensive attention Giannis attracts as a career 37.4 percent three-point shooter.

Although, the simple fact that this was reported days before free agency began certainly gives the impression of tampering.

Although these investigations tend not to yield much more than an occasional fine. This is a disadvantage for the Bucks as they could have gotten a really good player in Bogdanovic.

Furthermore, their front office is under immense pressure to make the right moves now that Giannis stated the uncertainty about his future with them. So far, the Bucks have done well – landing Jrue Holiday from the Pelicans and almost landing Bogdan Bogdanovic.

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