The Milwaukee Bucks have acquired guard J.J. Redick, forward/center Gustavo Ayon (goo-STAH-voh eye-OWN) and guard Ish Smith from the Orlando Magic in exchange for forward Tobias Harris and guards Doron Lamb and Beno Udrih, General Manager John Hammond announced today.
A seven-year NBA veteran out of Duke, Redick, 28, is enjoying the finest statistical season of his career, averaging career-bests of 15.1 points, 2.4 rebounds and 4.4 assists while shooting 45.0 percent from the field and 39.0 percent from three. His PER of 16.31 is the highest of his career and the ninth-best mark among shooting guards in the league this season. The 11th overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft, Redick (6-4, 190) has played his entire career in Orlando and owns averages of 9.2 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 396 games while shooting 39.8 percent from beyond the arc. Redick’s teams have advanced to the postseason in each of his six previous seasons, where he’s averaged 6.8 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 44 playoff appearances.
Ayon, 27, is averaging 3.6 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game in his second NBA season. A native of Tepic, Mexico, Ayon (6-10, 250) has appeared in 43 games for Orlando this season (three starts) while shooting 53.6 percent from the field. He played 54 games (24 starts) in his NBA rookie campaign in New Orleans last season and averaged 5.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 20.1 minutes per game. Ayon began his professional career in the Mexican League in 2007 where he played two seasons for Halcones. He spent three seasons (2009-12) with Fuenlabrada of the Spanish League before signing with the Hornets prior to last season.
Currently in his third NBA season, Smith, 24, has career averages of 2.5 points, 1.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 105 games with Houston, Memphis, Golden State and Orlando. In 36 games for the Magic this season, Smith (6-0, 175) has averaged 2.4 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 10.5 minutes per game. A Charlotte, N.C., native, he played four years collegiately at Wake Forest.
Udrih, acquired by Milwaukee on draft night in 2011, appeared in 98 games for the Bucks and averaged 6.2 points and 3.7 assists per game. A first-round draft pick of the Spurs in 2004, Udrih has appeared in 601 career games for San Antonio, Sacramento and Milwaukee, with career averages of 9.1 points, 2.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game.
Harris appeared in 70 games, including 23 starts, during his two seasons in Milwaukee and averaged 4.9 points and 2.3 rebounds in 11.5 minutes per game. Acquired in the same draft night trade as Udrih, Harris was originally selected by the Charlotte Bobcats with the 19th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.
The Bucks selected Lamb with the 42nd overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. The rookie out of Kentucky saw action in 23 games for Milwaukee this season and averaged 3.4 points in 12.2 minutes per game. Lamb also averaged 10.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists in six games during two separate assignments with the NBA D-League’s Fort Wayne Mad Ants.