The Bucks and Ersan Ilyasova have agreed to a five-year, $45 million deal.
Ilyasova’s agent confirmed the terms to HoopsHype, while the Bucks released a statement on Sunday evening.
“We are engaged in free agent negotiations with Ersan Ilyasova,” said GM John Hammond.
“We intend to enter into a player contract with Ersan once the moratorium period has ended.”
Continuing to improve their draft assets, the Houston Rockets have traded the No. 14 pick and Samuel Dalembert to the Milwaukee Bucks for the 12th selection, Shaun Livingston, Jon Leuer and Jon Brockman.
The Rockets already had acquired the No. 18 pick from the Minnesota Timberwolves for Chase Budinger and the draft rights to Lior Eliyahu.
Sources have told ESPN.com‘s Marc Stein that the Rockets are hoping to acquire enough assets to entice the Magic to trade Dwight Howard to them.
The Milwaukee Bucks agreed to trade Andrew Bogut and Stephen Jackson to the Golden State Warriors, a source confirmed to ESPN.com.
The Bucks will receive guard Monta Ellis, forward Ekpe Udoh and center Kwame Brown, the person confirmed to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced.
Speaking before Golden State’s game at Sacramento, Ellis said he and Udoh were headed back to Oakland.
“It’s not a bad thing, man,” Ellis said. “Not at all. We are going to another team to do the same thing we love to do. I’m riding back home with him.”
Brandon Jennings, the Milwaukee Bucks’ leading scorer, told ESPN.com Thursday he will strongly consider leaving Milwaukee for one of the league’s larger markets once his rookie contract ends.
“I am going to keep my options open, knowing that the time is coming up,” Jennings said in an email interview. “I’m doing my homework on big market teams.”
Jennings, 22, is in his third NBA season and will be eligible to sign a long-term contract extension with Milwaukee this summer. Jennings can become an unrestricted free agent in 2014 if he signs a qualifying offer after next season.
Andrew Bogut twisted his left ankle on Wednesday against the Rockets and limped off the court with the help of Bucks trainer Marc Boff.
After the game, Bogut sat in front of his locker with a grimace on his face and a large black boot on his left foot.
“It wasn’t good,” Bogut said. “I knew when I came down I was in some trouble. Keeping optimistic, everything’s fine with the X-ray, but that’s to be expected. I know I didn’t break a bone.
“But tomorrow’s the day of reckoning where I go under the MRI machine and find out my fate.
“I’m not optimistic. With my history of unlucky injuries I’m hoping this one can do me a favor and (go away). Most of my injuries are unfortunate things and this goes in the same boat as that. It’s frustrating.”
Joel Przybilla, who began his NBA career in Milwaukee, would not mind a return. Przybilla, who played his first three-plus seasons with the Bucks, finished last season with the Charlotte Bobcats. The center is now an unrestricted free agent.
Przybilla said the Bucks, who could certainly use another veteran center to complement Andrew Bogut, rank highly on his wish list.
“Milwaukee will be one of my top teams, definitely,” Przybilla said in a telephone interview. “For me, Milwaukee is home. For me, the biggest thing in my life is my family and I think this where we’ll probably spend the rest of our lives.” Przybilla’s wife, Noelle, is from Big Bend.
The Bucks, Kings and Bobcats have a three-way trade, sources have confirmed.
Milwaukee will acquire Stephen Jackson, Beno Udrih and the 19th overall selection.
Charlotte will acquire the No. 7 overall pick as well as Corey Maggette. They will keep their own pick, the No. 9 overall selection.
Sacramento will acquire the No. 10 overall pick from Milwaukee, as well as John Salmons.
The Milwaukee Bucks are listening to offers for the 10th pick in Thursday’s NBA draft and are open to making it part of a bigger deal, league sources say.
The Bucks also would not be opposed to including Corey Maggette in a trade. However, Milwaukee, is looking to upgrade its team, a team source said, and not merely dump salary.
Maggette, who will turn 32 in November, averaged 12 points a game last season.
For the last several days, there have been rumors the Bucks were seriously exploring the possibility of moving back from their No. 10 position in Thursday night’s NBA draft.
Bucks general manager John Hammond conceded he’s had on-going discussions with several teams but declined to go into details. There has been widespread speculation the Bucks have had in-depth talks with the Houston Rockets, who have two first-round picks — Nos. 24 and 23 — and are desperately trying to move up in an attempt to select a much-needed center.
But it appears discussions between the Bucks and Rockets involve more than just exchanging picks. The scuttlebutt is both teams are receptive to swapping players as well.
Brandon Jennings said he was not worried about trade rumors that surfaced a few weeks ago, fueling a burst of Internet speculation.
“It was nothing that bothered me at all,” Jennings said. “If I don’t hear it from the Bucks GM (John Hammond) or anybody in the front office, then I really don’t pay no attention to it.”
Jennings said his plans are to make Milwaukee his base this summer rather than going back to his hometown of Los Angeles.
“I’ll be here the whole summer, so you’ll see me a lot,” Jennings said. “My plans are to live in Milwaukee right now and experience it a little bit better