The Brooklyn Nets have agreed to trade Tyler Zeller to the Milwaukee Bucks for Rashad Vaughn, a 21-year-old, 6’6” shooting guard, and a protected second-round draft pick in 2018. Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the deall
However, the way the pick is protected, it’s unlikely it will be conveyed this June. Instead, it is likely to be conveyed in 2020, when the Nets currently have no second rounders.
The Nets will receive Milwaukee's Rashed Vaughn with the second-round pick, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 5, 2018
Sources: Milwaukee's 2018 second-round pick to Nets is protected 31-to-47, or Milwaukee sends unprotected second in 2020 if the pick doesn't convey in 2018.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 5, 2018
To be clear, Milwaukee sends the 2018 second-round pick to Brooklyn should it fall between 31 and 47. Otherwise, Phoenix will get that second-round pick in 2018 from the Eric Bledsoe trade. https://t.co/lOGPtDaKOB— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 5, 2018
For Brooklyn, the key was turning Zeller into a second-round pick. Nets still trying to replenish stash of picks. Vaughn's contract simply made the deal work.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 5, 2018
Woj’s colleague, Bobby Marks, laid out the tax consequences.
Essentially a cap neutral trade between Brooklyn and Milwaukee. Tyler Zeller has a $1.7M cap hit this season and a non-guaranteed $1.9M salary in 2018-19. Rashad Vaughn is in the last season of his contract with a $1.89M cap hit.— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) February 5, 2018
Vaughn, taken at No. 17 in the 2015 Draft, has not been as successful as the Bucks had hoped, averaging 2.7 points a game for Milwaukee in 22 games this season. He was known at UNLV as a 3-point shooter, and has hit 37.1 percent of his three’s in 2017-18, 13-of-35.
On October 29, 2016, Vaughn scored a career-high 22 points and hit six three-pointers in a 110–108 win over the Nets.
The Bucks had been trying to move Vaughn, Michael Scotto of The Athletic reported two days ago. They play the Knicks at the Garden Tuesday so Zeller and Vaughn could trade jerseys in the morning following physical exams . The Nets play Houston Tuesday at Barclays Center.
Here’s Vaughn working on his shot prior to the Nets game Sunday.
Here's footage of Rashad Vaughn shooting from the corner in pregame in #Brooklyn last night before being dealt by the @Bucks to the @BrooklynNets today, as reported by @wojespn— DraftExpressContent (@DXContent) February 5, 2018
The former 17th overall pick in the 2015 #nbadraft is a career 32.1% 3PT shooter on 265 3FGA pic.twitter.com/7qEvIHo2Uh
Vaughn creates a log jam at the shooting guard, where the Nets are already rich with young players ... an indication the Sean Marks is still in talent acquisition mode, regardless of position. He will be an unrestricted free agent in July. Under CBA rules, the Nets can only sign him to a one-year, $2.9 million deal, should they want to keep him.
He is the fourth member of the 2015 NBA Draft on the Nets roster, joining D’Angelo Russell, taken at No. 2; Jahlil Okafor, taken at No. 3 and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, taken at No. 23. The Nets also control the draft rights to the No. 39 pick, Juan Pablo Vaulet.
This is the Nets ninth trade since Sean Marks took over the GM reins two years ago. He has traded for eight draft picks, three firsts and five seconds and acquired five players 25 or under.
- Sources: Bucks send pick, Rashad Vaughn to Nets for Tyler Zeller - Adrian Wojnarowski - ESPN
- The Nets and Bucks traded Rashad Vaughn for Tyler Zeller in a win-win for both teams - Kristian Winfield - SBNation
- Nets nab second-rounder in surprise Tyler Zeller trade - Howie Kussoy - New York Post
- What ‘terrible’ Cavaliers, emerging Celtics could do at deadline - Fred Kerber - New York Post
- Nets trade Tyler Zeller to Bucks for draft pick - Greg Logan - Newsday
- Nets trade Zeller to Bucks for Vaughn, 2nd-round pick - AP
- BROOKLYN NETS ACQUIRE RASHAD VAUGHN AND SECOND ROUND DRAFT PICK FROM MILWAUKEE - Brooklyn Nets
- Bucks trade Rashad Vaughn, future second-round pick to Nets for center Tyler Zeller - Mike Velazquez - Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel