More moves are taking place around the league. The latest is a three-team trade between the Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks.
According to ESPN.com, the Clips have traded Caron Butler and Eric Bledsoe to the Suns, and J.J. Redick and Jared Dudley have been dealt to the Clippers. As part of the deal, Redick is expected to sign a four-year, $27 million deal.
The Bucks will get two second-round picks in the trade — one from the Clippers and one from the Suns.
The Bucks had acquired Redick from Orlando just before the February trade deadline, but decided not to re-sign him. Last season, he averaged a career-best 14.1 points per game.
Bledsoe was Chris Paul’s capable backup in L.A., playing three seasons with the franchise, after being drafted 18th overall out of Kentucky in the 2010 draft. Last season, he averaged 8.5 points and 3.1 assists in 76 games.
Dudley played small forward and shooting guard for the Suns, and averaged a career-high 10.9 points in 2012-13, his first as a starter. However, last year’s Suns posted the second-worst record in the team’s history.
Butler is a two-time NBA all-star. He averaged 10.4 points last season with the Clippers, his second of a three-year, $24 million contract he previously signed. The Suns now take on his contract.