Bucks offering pick for opposing teams to take Snell or Ilyasova

Bucks wing Tony Snell is on his way to the Pistons, along with the final pick of the first round.

The Milwaukee Bucks are offering draft compensation in hopes of finding an opposing team to take on the contract of either swingman Tony Snell or small forward Ersan Ilyasova, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times.

Per Stein, the Bucks are looking “to create added flexibility to retain elite status in the East.”

The Bucks currently own the final pick of the first round in Thursday’s draft (No. 30 overall).

Snell, 27, is 6-foot-7 and averaged 6.0 points in 74 games this past season season. However, he did not get off the bench in the playoffs. He is owed $11 million next year with a player option worth a little more than $12 million in 2020-21.

Ilyasova, 32, is 6-foot-10 and averaged 6.8 points and 4.5 rebounds in 67 games. He appeared in just three playoff games. Ilyasova is owed $7 million in each of the next two seasons.

The Bucks are coming off a 60-22 finish, the league’s best record. They fell to the eventual champion Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference finals.