The Milwaukee Bucks were docked a 2022 second-round pick after the NBA determined the team held discussions with Bogdan Bogdanovic or his agent before it was allowed under free agency rules.
As Friday turned to Saturday, the Bucks re-signed Pat Connaughton and followed that by signing point guard D.J. Augustin and forward Bobby Portis in a pair of deals Saturday morning.
Kings swingman Bogdan Bogdanovic never agreed to a sign-and-trade deal with the Bucks and will become a restricted free agent Friday at 5 p.m., leaving him free to sign with any team but giving the Kings the right to match any offer, and perhaps still trade him to Milwaukee.
Acquisitions of Jrue Holiday and Bogdan Bogdanovic put the Bucks in win-now mode.
With midnight moves that dramatically overhauled the playoff race in the Eastern Conference, the Bucks might have torpedoed Pat Riley's 2021 plans to land Giannis Antetokounmpo.
In bold moves to remake their roster and entice 2-time NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo to sign a supermax contract extension, the Bucks acquired Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday and Kings forward Bogdan Bogdanovic, according to reports.