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Bucks acquire three-point specialist Nikola Mirotic from Pelicans, report says

Posted at 12:15 PM, Feb 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-07 13:15:49-05

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Bucks are gearing up for a long playoff run, acquiring three-point specialist Nikola Mirotic from the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Jason Smith and Stanley Johnson.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski first announced the news on Twitter:

Although it may not be the trade many fans wanted from the Pelicans in Anthony Davis, this is a great move made by Milwaukee's front office.

Mirotic is averaging 16.7 points-per-game and shoots 37 percent from three-point land, fitting right into Mike Budenholzer's system.

According to ESPN'S Adrian Wojnarowski, the Bucks will also send four second-round picks to New Orleans.