Word out of...well, Racine? Isn't that where they filmed That 70's Show? Anyway, word out of there is that the rumored swap where the Rockets send No. 14 and No. 23 to the Bucks for pick No. 10 may not just be a draft picks only affair. According to the Racine Journal Times, the Rockets are interested in picking up Ersan Ilyasova as well.
The teams have tossed around different trade scenarios with Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova being prominently mentioned.
While the Bucks like Ilyasova, they have a glut of power forwards: veteran Drew Gooden, whom the Bucks signed as a free agent last summer; Luc Mbah a Moute, who is the team's best defensive player, and Larry Sanders, who they selected in the first round last summer.
It's hardly a secret the Bucks would be interested in Rockets forward Patrick Patterson, whom the Bucks were hoping to land in last summer's draft.
The Bucks could also have interest in Rockets forwards Chase Budinger and Jordan Hill, yet another player they liked in the 2009 draft.
Jordan Hill? Well, Alex Cohn will be happy with that. I don't see why the Rockets would include those other players solely for Ilyasova, unless they were just trying to grab as many Europeans as possible in an attempt to make my hands hurt from learning to spell new names.
We're about 40 hours out from the start of the actual draft, and this Bucks-Rockets rumor seems to be the one that has the most legs at this point.