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The Detroit Pistons have acquired swingman Tony Snell and the 30th overall pick in the first round from the Milwaukee Bucks for forward Jon Leuer, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
The Bucks had been shopping Snell and the pick in an effort to shed salary.
“So the Pistons will be have the 15th and 30th picks in the draft on Thursday,” Wojnarowski reported. “Bucks saved $4M in salary this year, and won’t have Snell’s $12M in salary on books for 2020-21.”
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.
Leuer, 30, averaged 3.8 points in 41 appearances this past season.
The Bucks finished a league-best 60-22 before falling to the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference finals. They eliminated the Pistons in the first round.