The Brooklyn Nets, Milwaukee Bucks, and Indiana Pacers have agreed to a three-team deal that involves forward Jae Crowder. Milwaukee acquires Crowder, Indiana acquires Jordan Nwora and two second-round picks, and Brooklyn acquires five second-round picks. Indiana is waiving big man Goga Bitadze to make room for Jordan Nwora. The Brooklyn Nets acquired Crowder in the blockbuster trade that sent Kevin Durant to the Phoenix Suns. Brooklyn immediately went to work to find Crowder a new team where he could contribute to a contending franchise. He had already been linked to the Bucks.
Indiana is acquiring Bucks’ Jordan Nwora and two second-rounders in this Nets/Bucks three-way deal, sources said.
Milwaukee acquires its defending, culture piece in Crowder for the stretch run. Crowder’s last three NBA seasons: Two NBA Finals runs and a 64-win season. https://t.co/J0PHPCcygW
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 9, 2023
Jae Crowder was not playing with the Phoenix Suns this season after requesting a trade from the franchise. This season with the Milwaukee Bucks, Jordan Nwora averaged 6.0 points, 3.1 rebounds, and one assist per game. He paired those numbers with a field goal percentage of 38.6 percent and a three-point percentage of 39.2 percent. Brooklyn and Indiana acquire picks as they continue to rebuild while the Bucks gear up to compete for an NBA Championship this season with Crowder. The 2022-23 NBA Trade Deadline continues to move forward after some major trades were completed between different teams.
UPDATE: The Milwaukee Bucks are sending George Hill, Serge Ibaka, and a second-round pick to the Indiana Pacers.