Nets send top scorer Jefferson to Bucks for Yi, Simmons

Updated: June 27, 2008, 3:21 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Hours before the NBA draft, the New Jersey Nets and Milwaukee Bucks completed a trade that may suit both teams' long-term needs.

In a deal first reported by ESPN.com's Marc Stein, New Jersey sends forward Richard Jefferson to Milwaukee for forwards Yi Jianlian and Bobby Simmons. No draft picks are involved in the trade.

The swap creates an estimated $10-plus million in long-term savings for the Nets as they continue to reshape their team after trading another mainstay -- point ...

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