Chad Ford didn't get to as many questions as normal in Tuesday's chat, but give the guy a break; it's two days before the draft and he's working the phones like a crazed American Idol fan. Plus, he gave chatters something just as valuable as answers -- a scoop! Ford opened with the report that the Spurs and Bucks had agreed in principle on a trade sending Richard Jefferson to San Antonio for essentially salary cap relief.SportsNation's verdict came swiftly on the still unfinalized deal; the Lakers are still the overwhelming favorites in the West (all right, so that part wasn't that exciting).
Why in the world would the Bucks do that?
Bowen, Oberto and Thomas are all in the last year of their contracts. It saves them roughly $3 million this year and $15 million next year. And it gives them some flexibility to sign at least one of their restricted free agents -- either Charlie Villanueva or Ramon Sessions. Full transcript.