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Rockets trade P.J. Tucker to Bucks

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The Houston Rockets are trading P.J. Tucker and Rodions Kurucs to the Milwaukee Bucks for D.J. Augustin and D.J. Wilson, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Rockets are also sending the Bucks’ 2022 first-round pick back to Milwaukee and the Bucks are sending the Rockets a 2023 unprotected first-round pick.

The Rockets also get the right to swap their 2021 second-round pick for the Bucks’ first round draft pick unless it falls 1-9, notes Wojnarowski.

By adding Tucker, the Bucks now have some more shooting and frontcourt depth off the bench for their eventual playoff push this season.

The 35-year-old reached an agreement with the Rockets on March 11 that he wouldn’t play for the team as they found a trade partner for him.

Wilson, 25, will get a change of scenery with the soon-to-be rebuilding Rockets and have the opportunity to showcase what he can do before he becomes a restricted free agent in the offseason.

It’s unclear what the Rockets’ plan will be for the veteran point guard Augustin, as he could eventually be traded again at the March 25 deadline.

The Bucks have also agreed to send Torrey Craig to the Phoenix Suns, according to Wojnarowski.

The Suns gave up cash considerations to the Bucks, notes John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM.

After all the deals, the Bucks now have two open roster spots and will be able to fill those spots in future trades or in the buyout market.

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