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Three-way deal highlights NBA draft day trades
A three-way deal between the Charlotte Bobcats, Milwaukee Bucks and Sacramento Kings that featured the draft rights to BYU All-America Jimmer Fredette was the biggest of Thursday’s NBA draft day trades.
The Bobcats traded leading scorer Stephen Jackson, the rights to No. 19 pick Tobias Harris of Tennessee and backup point guard Shaun Livingston to the Bucks, who will also receive guard Beno Udrih from the Kings.
Fredette couldn’t meet with the media until the deal was final.
“Took a little while waiting back there,” said Fredette, obviously the favorite with the crowd at draft held at the Prudential Center. “But it’s a great moment for me and for my family and for the Sacramento Kings organization. Hopefully their fan base is excited because I’m really excited to get out there and start the season with them and have a great year.”
In other trades Thursday:
_ Portland acquired guard Raymond Felton from Denver for veteran guard Andre Miller. Felton, 27, has a year remaining on his contract that pays him $7.5 million. Miller, 35, averaged 12.7 points, 7.0 assists and 3.7 rebounds last season.
_ The Blazers traded swingman Rudy Fernandez to Dallas for draft picks.
_ A person with knowledge of the deal says Houston traded the rights to No. 23 pick Nikola Mirotic of Serbia and No. 38 choice Chandler Parsons of Florida, a future first-round pick and center Brad Miller to Minnesota for point guard Jonny Flynn and the rights to 7-foot Lithuanian Donatas Motiejunas, the 20th overall pick.
_ Indiana traded the rights to No. 15 pick Kawhi Leonard of San Diego State to San Antonio for George Hill, who averaged 11.6 points and 2.5 assists last season.
_ Boston traded the rights to No. 25 pick MarShon Brooks of Providence to New Jersey for the rights to No. 27 pick JaJuan Johnson of Purdue and a 2014 second-round pick.
_ Cleveland traded the rights to No. 32 pick Justin Harper of Richmond to the Orlando Magic for two future second-round picks.
_ Charlotte sent the rights to No. 39 pick Jeremy Tyler to Golden State for cash.
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