Report: Bucks tried to trade Bledsoe, Dellavedova

The Milwaukee Bucks tried to trade point guard Eric Bledsoe and shooting guard Matthew Dellavedova on draft night, according to a report from Gery Woelfel.

The Bucks drafted Villanova guard Donte DiVincenzo with the 17th overall pick in the draft, making Bledsoe or Dellavedova expendable.

Milwaukee acquired Bledsoe this past season from the Phoenix Suns. He averaged 17.7 points, 3.8 rebounds and 5.0 assists in the regular season, shooting 47.3 percent from the field and 34.7 percent from three.

Bledsoe struggled in the playoffs, though, as he got outplayed by Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier. In the seven-game series versus Boston, Bledsoe posted 13.6 points while Rozier averaged 17.6.

The 28-year-old Bledsoe is slated to make $15 million next season and will be an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2019.

Dellavedova, meanwhile, has two years left on his deal. He will make $9.6 million the next two seasons.

The rugged defender only appeared in 38 games in 2017-18 due to multiple injuries and averaged 4.3 points, 1.7 rebounds and 3.8 assists.

The possibility exists that the Bucks could continue to try to move both players.

The Bucks hired former Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer as their new head coach earlier this month.