MILWAUKEE, WI (WHBL) - Milwaukee Bucks' general manager John Hammond said he cleaned up his roster and created salary cap space with the trade the Bucks made Thursday. They sent guards Gary Neal and Luke Ridnour to Charlotte for guard Ramon Sessions and power forward Jeff Adrien. The Bucks netted about three-point-eight million dollars in salaries in the final hours before the N-B-A trade deadline. They got out of paying Neal for a second year next season, while Sessions and Adrien both have contracts which expire this summer. The Bobcats especially wanted Neal, who has a championship ring with San Antonio, as they try to make a playoff run. Milwaukee coach Larry Drew said Neal didn't fit in with the Bucks, and that happens sometimes. He played only 30 games with the team - and his most memorable moment was the locker room argument he had with teammate Larry Sanders a few weeks ago. Both Neal and Ridnour had fallen out of the Bucks' rotation. Ridnour missed the early part of the season with injuries. The 27-year-old Sessions is in his second stint with Milwaukee, having played his first two N-B-A seasons with the Bucks. The seventh-year pro was backing up Kemba Walker at Charlotte, and was averaging 10-and-a-half points and four assists. Adrien was also a back-up with the Bobcats, averaging around two points and three-and-a-half boards this season.
Coast to Coast AM 12:00 AM - 5:00 AM