NBA Draft: Bucks acquire backup guard Greivis Vasquez, trading UCLA guard Norman Powell

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Greivis Vasquez

BROOKLYN, New York — The Milwaukee Bucks made a draft-night deal for a veteran point guard, trading UCLA shooting guard Norman Powell and a first-round pick in 2017 to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for backup guard Greivis Vasquez.

The Bucks finalized the deal shortly after they made Powell the 46th overall pick in the second round Thursday night.

General manager John Hammond says the Bucks have always liked Vasquez, who is 28 and has playoff experience.

Vazquez will back up Michael Carter-Williams, and Hammond said there might be situations where both players will be on the floor.

Hammond said he wasn’t hesitant to part with the 2017 first-round, which was acquired from the Los Angeles Clippers in a previous trade.

 

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