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Report: Pelicans Trading Nikola Mirotic to Bucks

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A popular name linked to the Blazers is on to Milwaukee

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The Portland Trail Blazers and New Orleans Pelicans forward Nikola Mirotic have been linked several time in NBA Trade Deadline rumors, but Mirotic is heading to the Milwaukee Bucks, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe. The Pelicans will receive Jason Smith and Stanley Johnson along with four second-round picks in a three-team deal that includes Detroit:

Mirotic was linked with Portland several times in the lead-up to the deadline. He’s averaging 16.7 points and 8.3 rebounds per game this season.