Houston Rockets Get: 12th pick in 2012 NBA Draft, G-Shaun Livingston, PF-Jon Leuer, F/C-Jon Brockman Minnesota Timberwolves Get: 14th pick in 2012 NBA Draft, C-Samuel Dalembert
Why this makes sense for Houston:
GM Daryl Morey continues to stockpile assets, moving up two spots so they now own the 12th, 16th, and 18th picks. The Rockets likely aren't done dealing yet as they will try and trade up again in hopes of potentially landing Dwight Howard. Leuer and Brockman add depth inside in case Luis Scola ends up being traded. Livingston provides needed depth on the wing to help replace Chase Budinger who was dealt to Minnesota yesterday.
Why this makes sense for Milwaukee:
The Bucks have a need for a true big man since dealing Andrew Bogut. They find a temporary replacement in Dalembert who will be entering the final year of his contract. Milwaukee doesn't really give up any key pieces and only moves down two spots in the 2012 NBA Draft. Expect the Bucks to now focus on adding a wing player with the 14th pick; specifically Washington's Terrence Ross if he's still on the board.
Also, I think you're kidding yourself if you think Tanoh Kpassagnon will be available in the third round. He's an athletic freak and he's about to shoot up draft boards with the Senior Bowl coming up as well as the combine. He'll probably end up being a late first, early second round pick.
@NealB4Keanu because that way you won't go to a bum ass team like the browns or 49ers where you're basically set up to fail, no matter how good you are. think dak prescott is glad he fell down the draft for absurd reasons?
After two major blowout wins we are now on the way to the Super Bowl. The draft order remains the same since the prediction of a Falcons and Patriots Super Bowl came true. I will try to spice it up by having team select different players with sound reasoning behind the picks. As always I love constructive banter and feedback so please do not hesitate to throw out your opinions in the comment section.