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Curry to the Bucks? It almost happened...

January 17, 2019 - 3:11 pm

What if? There are no re-dos in sports, but it's hard not to wonder what could've been, at times. What if Aaron Rodgers was off the board by the Packers' pick in 2005? What if Rollie Fingers was perfectly healthy, and the Brewers won the World Series, in 1982? What if Stephen Curry was a Milwaukee Buck, playing alongside Giannis Antetokounmpo right now? The third one almost happened.

 

In an interview with The Athletic, current Bucks owner Marc Lasry turned back the clock to the 2011-2012 NBA season -- before he became an owner. That season, the Bucks traded Andrew Bogut and Stephen Jackson to the Warriors for Monta Ellis and Ekpe Udoh. At the time, he says, Curry was on the Warriors trade block. And it was Curry, not Ellis, originally expected to be the young guard included in the trade. However, something got in the way.

 

“That was the deal. But the Bucks’ medical staff didn’t think Steph’s ankle would hold up," Lasry said in the article. "That killed the deal...It’s luck. And that’s fine.”

 

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