ESPN is reporting that the Bucks have acquired John Salmons for Kurt Thomas and Francisco Elson. The remove will clear cap room for the Bulls, who want to bring Dwayne Wade back home. And I do have to say, he’d look awfully good in a Bulls uniform.
The Bucks, meanwhile, have picked up a good scorer to replace the perennially hurt Michael Redd. They will now be able to start Jennings, Salmons, Delfino, Mbah a Moute, and Andrew Bogut with Stackhouse, Warrick, Ridnour, and Ilyasova seeing major minutes off the bench. The Bucks are clearly making a push for what is an available 8th playoff seed.
Meanwhile, Cleveland acquired Antawn Jamison from Washington for Zydrunas Igauskas, the long time Cavalier, and a first round draft pick. The Cavaliers were able to make their dream scenario come true – picking up a major addition to their front court without parting with J.J. Hickson. The Cavaliers also picked up Sebastian Telfair from the deal. I’m not sure another undersized guard is what they need though. I don’t expect to see much of Telfair in Cleveland. Jamison, on the other hand, brings veteran leadership, jump shooting, and rebounding at the power forward position. Cleveland is looking to put a stranglehold on the number one seed, Jamison should provide a lot of help in that department.