Former Phoenix Suns Jared Dudley has been traded from the Los Angeles Clippers to the Milwaukee Bucks.
The Clippers have traded Dudley as well as a 2017 protected first round pick to the Milwaukee Bucks for Carlos Delfino, Miroslav Raduljica, and a 2015 second round pick, according to sources. This is the first time the Clippers have been successful in the trade, as they have been trying to make something happen multiple times this offseason.
Delfino missed last season after suffering a fractured bone in his right foot during the 2013 playoffs with the Houston Rockets. The 31-year-old shooting guard/small forward averaged 10.6 points and 3.3 rebounds for the Rockets during the 2012-13 season but was a regular starter the previous three seasons with the Bucks where he started 159 games and made 178 appearances.
The Los Angeles Clippers had high hopes for the Jared Dudley after they traded Caron Butler and (now Suns) Eric Bledsoe in a three team deal that gave the Clippers JJ Reddick and Dudley.
Jared Dudley struggled last season and had the worst shooting shooting season of his career. Dudley averaged 6.9 points and 2.2 rebounds while shooting a career-low 43.8 percent from the field and 36.0 percent from three-point range. Dudley had two years and $8.5 million left on his contract and the Clippers had been trying to trade him since last season’s trading deadline when he fell out of the rotation.