It's approaching the one-year anniversary since the Golden State Warriors and Milwaukee Bucks made a deal both hoped would lead their respective teams back into the playoffs.
That didn't happen for either one last season, but that could very well change for both in 2012-13.
Golden State center Andrew Bogut could face his former team for the first time on Saturday night when former Warrior Monta Ellis and the Bucks go for the season sweep.
With Golden State ranked 13th in the Western Conference and Milwaukee tied for eighth in the East, these teams pulled the trigger on a five-player swap on March 14 that sent Ellis, Ekpe Udoh and Kwame Brown to the Bucks for Bogut and Stephen Jackson, who was dealt to San Antonio a day later for Richard Jefferson.
Coincidentally, Ellis' first game in a Bucks jersey was March 16 in Oakland, where he finished with 18 points, four rebounds and four assists in a 120-98 rout of his former team.
Milwaukee won nine of 13 after Ellis' arrival but faded...