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.
I like how everyone says that Ameer Abdullah can't say healthy...he played in every game as a rookie and barely missed any time in college. So yes, he was hurt this year, but that doesn't mean he "can't stay healthy".
Walt, at what point are you going to realize that Jerry is no longer calling the shots, and idiotic "splash" type 1st rd picks aren't a thing anymore? Jabrill is a below average defensive player, who does not fit Marinelli's scheme at all. Time to scrap this mock and start over. With who you have on the board at 28, John Ross, Takkarist McKinley, or even Teez Tobr would be a better pick to mock there.