At Least One Rival Team Filed Formal Complaint On Bogdan Bogdanovic Deal

At Least One Rival Team Filed Formal Complaint On Bogdan Bogdanovic Deal

At least one rival team filed a formal complaint to the NBA league office on Wednesday regarding the Milwaukee Bucks' reported sign-and-trade for Bogdan Bogdanovic, sources tell Eric Fischer of Bleacher Report.

The league informed both the Bucks and Sacramento Kings that afternoon that it would open an investigation into the alleged sign-and-trade already being agreed to between the parties.

Bogdanovic's camp insisted they never discussed the particulars of an agreement with Bucks officials and that they were only made aware of the negotiations. Bogdanovic even let Giannis Antetokounmpo and Thannis Antetokounmpo know he had never agreed to a contract with the Bucks.

The Bucks and Kings agreed to a framework of a sign-and-trade with Donte DiVincenzo, Ersan Ilyasova and D.J. Wilson going to Sacramento in exchange for Bogdanovic and Justin James. The Bucks would have then become free to negotiate a contract with Bogdanovic when free agency opened on Friday.

All the players included within the trade framework were notified.

Read more: https://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/260586/At-Least-One-Rival-Team-Filed-Formal-Complaint-On-Bogdan-Bogdanovic-Deal

Bucks, Pacers Discussed Donte DiVincenzo, George Hill, No. 24 For Victor Oladipo

Bucks, Pacers Discussed Donte DiVincenzo, George Hill, No. 24 For Victor Oladipo

The Milwaukee Bucks pursued a trade for Victor Oladipo this offseason, but the Indiana Pacers ultimately declined their advances.

The two sides discussed a trade of Donte DiVincenzo, George Hill and the No. 24 pick in the 2020 draft.

The Bucks eventually traded Hill and the No. 24 pick to the New Orleans Pelicans for Jrue Holiday.

DiVincenzo was included in the sign-and-trade for Bogdan Bogdanovic that eventually was called off.

Read more: https://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/260585/Bucks-Pacers-Discussed-Donte-DiVincenzo-George-Hill-No-24-For-Victor-Oladipo

Giannis Antetokounmpo's Preferred Offseason Addition Was Bogdan Bogdanovic

Giannis Antetokounmpo's Preferred Offseason Addition Was Bogdan Bogdanovic

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Thanasis Antetokounmpo stayed in regular contact with Bogdan Bogdanovic over the past few months, sources tell Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report.

They spoke numbers times over the phone and during a few calls Giannis communicated his desire to become teammates with Bogdanovic.

"Giannis admired his fellow European's toughness and swagger, sources" tell Fischer.

There was tremendous confidence within the Bucks that Antetokounmpo would sign the supermax when it appeared the team would trade for Jrue Holiday and also acquire Bogdanovic.

"There has since been a categorical step back in that confidence, even if Antetokounmpo does ultimately accept the franchise's offer of a five-year, $228 million supermax extension," writes Fischer.

Early conversations with the Sacramento Kings centered on Eric Bledsoe and the No. 24 pick. The Kings insisted on Donte DiVincenzo being included, just as the Indiana Pacers had with their Victor Oladipo talks.

Bogdanovic was communicated as Antetokoumpo's preferred addition all offseason.

Because the Bucks used the contracts of Bledsoe and George Hill to acquire Holiday, they would be more limited in what they could offer Bogdanovic in a sign-and-trade.

Read more: https://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/260584/Giannis-Antetokounmpos-Preferred-Offseason-Addition-Was-Bogdan-Bogdanovic

Hornets, Celtics Discuss Converting Gordon Hayward To Sign-And-Trade

Hornets, Celtics Discuss Converting Gordon Hayward To Sign-And-Trade

The Charlotte Hornets and Boston Celtics have worked on a Gordon Hayward sign-and-trade that's contingent on finding a third team to take on the $27 million owed to Nic Batum for 20-21.

The Hornets will have to waive and stretch Batum in order to sign Hayward outright. Batum's remaining $27 million would remain on Charlotte's books as $9 million in each of the next three seasons.

The Celtics previously discussed a sign-and-trade involving Hayward with the Indiana Pacers, who didn't have a path to sign him outright.

Hayward and the Hornets agreed to a four-year, $120 million deal last week, which will remain unchanged either way.

Read more: https://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/260583/Hornets-Celtics-Discuss-Converting-Gordon-Hayward-To-Sign-And-Trade

Pistons Called Wizards To Discuss Blake Griffin For John Wall Trade

Pistons Called Wizards To Discuss Blake Griffin For John Wall Trade

The Detroit Pistons made "an exploratory call" to the Washington Wizards in recent weeks to discuss a potential trade of Blake Griffin for John Wall, sources tell Zach Lowe of ESPN.

Those talks didn't go anywhere and Detroit's level of interest is unclear. The Pistons continue to value Griffin.

Tommy Sheppard of the Wizards maintained this week that they don't have interest in trading Wall.

Wall is signed for one more season than Griffin, suggesting the Pistons would likely ask for draft assets in any trade.

Wall has also been linked with a trade to the Houston Rockets for Russell Westbrook.

Read more: https://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/260579/Pistons-Called-Wizards-To-Discuss-Blake-Griffin-For-John-Wall-Trade

Kings Decline To Match Bogdan Bogdanovic's Four-Year, $72M Deal With Hawks

Kings Decline To Match Bogdan Bogdanovic's Four-Year, $72M Deal With Hawks

The Sacramento Kings have declined to match the four-year, $72 million offer sheet Bogdan Bogdanovic signed with the Atlanta Hawks.

The Kings perhaps signaled their intent to not retain Bogdanovic in restricted free agency when they discussed a sign-and-trade deal with the Milwaukee Bucks that eventually fell through last week.

The Kings signed Buddy Hield to a four-year, $94 million extension before the 19-20 season and they drafted Tyrese Haliburton last week, making the shooting guard position crowded for the team.

The Hawks were aggressive in free agency this offseason in hopes of returning to the playoffs in 2021, also signing Danio Gallinari, Rajon Rondo and Kris Dunn.

Read more: https://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/260574/Kings-Decline-To-Match-Bogdan-Bogdanovics-Four-Year-$72M-Deal-With-Hawks

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