Report: Bucks trade for former Duke star Grayson Allen
MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks are reportedly adding to their collection of shooters as they try to rebuild their bench in pursuit of a second straight NBA title.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Bucks have reached a deal with the Memphis Grizzlies to trade guard Sam Merrill and two future second-round picks in exchange for Grayson Allen.
Allen may be a polarizing figure to Wisconsin basketball fans, as he was on the Duke team that beat the Wisconsin Badgers in the 2015 National Championship game. He was a freshman on that team, and went on to a four-year career with the Blue Devils before becoming a first-round pick by the Utah Jazz in the 2018 NBA Draft.
He was traded to Memphis the next summer in a multi-player deal for guard Mike Conley.
The soon-to-be 26-year-old has shot 38.1% from three-point range during his three-year NBA career. He averaged 10.6 points per game in 25 minutes per game for the Grizzlies this past season, playing in 50 games, starting in 38 of them.
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