Apr 3, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova (7) shoots against Boston Celtics guard Evan Turner (11) in the second half at TD Garden. The Bucks defeated the Celtics 110 to 101. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
Filling Roles/Creating Cap
As per above Lance will join the Clippers who shed a player in Hawes who never became the stretch 4 Doc desired. In Lance they add a scoring defensive wing but lose Barnes who was a big part of the Clips success on both ends and provided toughness.
Pistons and Bucks:
Detroit picked up Ersan Ilyasova to fulfill Stan Van Gundy’s desired stretch 4 and sent Caron Butler and Shawne Williams back to Milwaukee. Presumably the Bucks hope Butler can provide veteran leadership ala Paul Pierce’s role in Washington; based on SVG’s parting words it seems an appropriate role for him:
“Caron, in particular, is difficult to say goodbye to. Not only did he play well for us, his leadership went above and beyond. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a single player have a more a positive impact on a team than Caron did on ours. He is a special person and we will always respect and appreciate what he did here.”
As for the Thunder they shed a player in Lamb who never lived up to their expectations and if I had to guess will waive Ridnour (based on their draft yesterday) to create additional funds so they can resign free agents Enes Kanter and Kyle Singler
Next: Draft Night Trades?