Originally written on Rumors and Rants  |  Last updated 11/18/14

The Milwaukee Bucks and Golden State Warriors got the NBA’s trade deadline off to a rousing start Tuesday night by pulling off a five-player deal. In the trade Golden State sent Monta Ellis, Ekpe Udoh and Kwame Brown to Milwaukee in exchange for Andrew Bogut and Stephen Jackson.

Bogut was the first overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft and has spent his entire seven-year career in Milwaukee. Over that time the 7-foot Australian has averaged 12.7 points and 9.3 rebounds, but his durability has come into question over the past few seasons. In fact, Bogut hasn’t actually played in a game since January 25 thanks to an injured left ankle.

The Bucks got Ellis, a fellow seven-year veteran, who boasts career averages of 19.6 points and 4.4 assists. Ellis will join a backcourt that already has a scorer in point guard Brandon Jennings.

While Kwame Brown is a waste of uniform fabric, Ekpe Udoh is a promising young power forward who will give the Bucks some athleticism up front. Udoh is in just his second professional season out of Baylor. He is averaging 5.5 points and 3.3 rebounds per game this season.

Milwaukee has been trying to dump Jackson’s contract on someone for weeks now, as he is owed more than $10 million next season. He played for the Warriors from 2007-2009 and maybe he’ll figure things out again Bay Area.

This deal adds pieces to both teams and should benefit them, but I don’t know how much better Bogut will make the Warriors.

As things stand I think the Bucks got the better of this one.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Braves, Dodgers complete six-player swap

USA Soccer, CONCACAF losers in FIFA’s ‘World Cup of fraud’

Report: Tom Brady suspension appeal date not set yet

Are the St. Louis Rams setting up Nick Foles for failure?

LeBron: Didn't see Cavs reaching Finals at start of season

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Pete Carroll: Communication with Russell Wilson is ‘great’

Mike Zimmer: Adrian Peterson can play for Vikings or not at all

RG3 misses 'having fun playing football' after two tough seasons

Houston mayor's office weighs in on Kaepernick Instagram post

Dallas Cowboys using drones to tape practice sessions

LeBron James' manager is mentoring Johnny Manziel

Report: Bulls players told Tom Thibodeau will not be back

Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders "gets it"

Bucs DE George Johnson is a dog show enthusiast

The 3-point shot has become a divisive metaphor in the NBA

Corey Crawford is the weakest link for the Blackhawks

Propaganda season begins with SEC spring meetings

Indians support Aviles, ailing daughter by shaving heads

McIlroy will donate his winnings if he wins Irish Open

Carlos Gomez on tiff with Bumgarner: 'He's not my dad'

Are the Texas Rangers contenders or pretenders?

WATCH: IRS official zings FIFA with play on words

After sweep by Cavaliers, what's next for the Hawks?

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

USA Soccer, CONCACAF losers in FIFA’s ‘World Cup of fraud’

The 3-point shot has become a divisive metaphor in the NBA

Corey Crawford is the weakest link for the Blackhawks

Star player missing OTAs? Keep calm...

Transfer rumors: Drogba, Pirlo and Gomez linked to MLS

Cano's slump: The good news, bad news

Disappointments of the MLB season

UGA wants SEC to ban transfers with misconduct issues

Long's great reaction to Bears releasing McDonald

Crazy stats from the NBA Playoffs

Royals' Guthrie sets records in blowout

Bears cut McDonald after incident

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.