The Milwaukee Bucks acquired a fan favorite when they completed a trade Wednesday for Sacramento Kings forward Jon Brockman, a former Snohomish High and University of Washington star.
Bucks general manager John Hammond said he thinks Bucks fans will love Brockman, too.
“Any fan base anywhere will appreciate a player who plays with the type of energy he does,” Hammond said.
The Bucks completed a sign-and-trade deal for Brockman in exchange for forward Darnell Jackson and a second-round pick.
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Brockman averaged 2.8 points and 4.1 rebounds in limited minutes as a rookie with the Kings.
Brockman participated in a live chat with The Seattle Times and said it was bittersweet leaving the Kings. He said he had just signed a new contract worth about $3 million over three years.
“It really did feel like home. It was a great place to live and play, but I’m very excited about my new opportunity in Milwaukee,” Brockman wrote.
Brockman was known as The Brockness Monster in Sacramento and has a Twitter audience of more than 320,000 followers. Brockman wrote on Twitter that he was excited about his move.
“You have no idea how pumped I am to be in Milwaukee!” he wrote. “Great people, great city, great team!”
RIDNOUR TO START?
Former Blaine High School star and Seattle Sonics guard Luke Ridnour didn’t sign with Minnesota just to be a mentor to the younger players.
Timberwolves president David Kahn brought Ridnour in to challenge Jonny Flynn for a starting spot.
“Luke is going to come in here with every intent of trying to win the starting point guard position,” Kahn said when Ridnour signed a four-year, $16 million contract.
The San Antonio Spurs re-signed swingman Richard Jefferson to a multiyear deal, nearly a month after he opted out of a guaranteed $15.2 million next season. … The Golden State Warriors signed former Harvard star guard and Palo Alto native Jeremy Lin to a free agent contract. … Golden State forward David Lee will miss the world championships for Team USA because of an injured middle finger on his right hand. … The Philadelphia 76ers signed free-agent center Tony Battie. … A month after making 38-year-old Monty Williams the youngest coach in the NBA, the New Orleans Hornets hired Williams’ former NBA teammate, 40-year-old Dell Demps, as general manager.