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Milwaukee Bucks acquire Jrue Holiday, Mamadi Diakite

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Posted at 5:54 PM, Nov 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-24 21:39:53-05

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks have signed guard Jaylen Adams and forward Mamadi Diakite to two-way contracts.

Veteran 7-foot center Steven Adams has agreed to a two-year extension with the Pelicans following his trade to New Orleans as part of a four-team deal that also sent guard Jrue Holiday from the Pelicans to Milwaukee.

A person familiar with the deal says Adams’ extension is worth $35 million.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because financial terms have not been announced.

The Pelicans' acquisition of Adams follows center Derrick Favors' decision to leave New Orleans for Utah in free agency.

The deal also sends Milwaukee's 2025 and 2027 first-round picks to New Orleans.

Diakite, a 2019-20 All-ACC Second Team and All-ACC Defensive Team selection out of Virginia, averaged a team-high 13.7 points to go along with 6.8 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game as a senior last season with the Cavaliers. The 6-9 forward also shot 47.8% from the field and 35.7% from three last season and was a semifinalist for the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year award, according to the Bucks.

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