Report: Pelicans Trade Nikola Mirotić To Milwaukee For Players & Picks
As first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski, the New Orleans Pelicans are sending Nikola Mirotić to the Milwaukee Bucks for 2 players and multiple draft picks.
Multiple reports of Mirotić being on the trading block wasn't a surprise. The sharp shooter was a key cog in the Pelicans playoff run a season ago.
With his contract expiring after this season, New Orleans dealt him to a contender.
Center Jason Smith was a fan favorite during his first stint with the New Orleans Hornets/Pelicans. The 32 year old is set to become a free agent this summer.
Stanley Johnson leaves Detroit after 3+ seasons. The 8th overall pick by the Pistons in 2015, the 22 year old 6'7 small forward is averaging 7.5 points and 3.6 rebounds this season.
Johnson was reportedly traded to Milwaukee yesterday for Thon Baker, and now will come to New Orleans to join the Pelicans. He's set to become a restricted free agent this summer.