Bucks acquire Mirotic from Pelicans

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Also, by jettisoning both Johnson and Smith, the Bucks open up a spot on their 15-man roster, which gives them an opening to peruse the buyout market throughout the rest of the month.

"Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports that the Bucks will be getting 6' 10" forward Nikola Mirotic from New Orleans.

The New Orleans Pelicans have finally done it, shipping a player in their frontcourt to another team hours before the NBA's trade deadline.

It's a big deal for the Bucks as they try to create even more space for their star. Unfortunately for those following the Anthony Davis sweepstakes, though, it's a different New Orleans big man.

Wojnarowski and Marc Stein of the New York Times also report the deal will also include the Pistons, with the Pelicans netting multiple second-round picks.

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Mirotic is averaging 16.7 points-per-game and shoots 37 percent from three-point land, fitting right into Mike Budenholzer's system.

Speaking of Johnson, his former squad, the Detroit Pistons, will reportedly get in on the fun, sending second-round picks to New Orleans.

The Milwaukee Bucks are making their push.

Let's grade the trade for all three teams.

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