It already looked like the Milwaukee Bucks trade for Bogdan Bogdanovic was headed south.
The team’s decision to waive Ersan Ilyasova Thursday may be the final nail in the coffin. Cutting his seven-million-dollar contract gives the Bucks some maneuvering room, but not enough to add Bogdanovic as a free agent. The failure of the trade with Sacramento is a bad look for the Bucks front office and could have an impact on Giannis Antetokounmpo’s decision whether to sign a max deal. E-S-P-N is reporting the N-B-A is looking into the attempted transaction to see if tampering was involved.