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REPORT: Bucks acquire three-point specialist Nikola Mirotic from Pelicans

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Posted at 2:49 PM, Feb 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-07 15:49:09-05

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — 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.