Bucks select R.J. Hampton at No. 24, but trading him

NBA

Roderick “R. J.” Hampton of the New Zealand Breakers during their basketball game against the Sydney Kings in the National Basketball League in Sydney, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks selected guard R.J. Hampton with the 24th overall pick in the NBA draft. But they may not be keeping him for very long.

The Bucks were expected to send the 24th selection to the New Orleans Pelicans as part of a package of picks included in a deal to acquire veteran guard Jrue Holiday.

The Bucks also are trading guards Eric Bledsoe and George Hill to New Orleans as part of the deal.

The trade hasn’t been officially announced yet.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss

Coronavirus News

More Coronavirus

Trending Stories

Your Local Election HQ

More Election

Local Sports

Green Bay women open with 69-61 win over Drake

Hallum's hat trick leads Gamblers past Chicago

Conference contenders dominate in girls basketball openers

Phoenix set to begin Will Ryan Era against Minnesota

High School Sports Xtra: Girls Basketball primer, Local 5 Top 5

High School Sports Xtra: Football playoffs wrap up with Level 2