Bogut Leaves Bucks for Warriors, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Says

Center Andrew Bogut is moving to the Golden State Warriors in a trade with the Milwaukee Bucks, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

The Bucks also sent 33-year-old guard Stephen Jackson to the Warriors in return for shooting guard Monta Ellis, forward Ekpe Udoh and the expiring contract of Kwame Brown, the newspaper said, citing a person within the National Basketball Association it didn’t identify.

Warriors spokesman Raymond Ridder said in an e-mail that he had no immediate comment on the newspaper’s report.

Milwaukee (18-24) is tied with the New York Knicks for the eighth and final playoff spot in the NBA’s Eastern Conference. The Warriors (18-21) are 13th of the 15 teams in the Western Conference.

Bogut was taken by the Bucks with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2005 NBA draft. The 27-year-old Australian has been limited by injuries to one full 82-game season, his first in the NBA. He was hampered by a back problem in 2008, missed the end of the 2009-10 season with a dislocated right elbow and broken right hand, and fractured his ankle in January.

In 408 NBA games, Bogut has averaged 12.7 points per game and 9.3 rebounds. Jackson, who previously played for Golden State in 2006-10, has averaged 16.1 points in 773 career games.

Ellis, 26, has averaged 19.6 points in 413 games, all for the Warriors, and Udoh, 24, has averaged 4.6 points in 96 games over two seasons with Golden State.

Brown was acquired because his $7 million expiring deal helped to balance the numbers in the trade, the Journal Sentinel said.

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