Bucks GM John Hammond wins Executive of the Year

Hammond received 12 (of 30) first place votes. OKC’s Sam Presti finished second with nine votes.

Here’s a list of the major (and minor) moves that Hammond made over the last year or so:

– Traded forward Richard Jefferson to the San Antonio Spurs for forwards Bruce Bowen and Kurt Thomas and center Fabricio Oberto.

– Selected guards Brandon Jennings (10th overall pick) and Jodie Meeks (41st overall pick).

– Signed forward Ersan Ilyasova.

– Traded forward Amir Johnson and guard Sonny Weems to the Toronto Raptors for guards Carlos Delfino and Roko Ukic.

– Signed guard Jerry Stackhouse.

– Traded forwards Hakim Warrick and Joe Alexander to the Chicago Bulls
for guard John Salmons and 2011 and 2012 second-round picks.

Hammond acquired/drafted three starters — Jennings, Salmons, Delfino — and three rotation players — Ilyasova, Thomas, Stackhouse — in the span of eight months that led to a 46-36 record and the #6 playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. He also shed Richard Jefferson’s contract, which got the Bucks out of luxury cap terrority.

Milwaukee projects to have about $32-$35 million in cap space next summer; they may elect to use a portion of that to re-sign John Salmons, who has played great since coming over from Chicago at the trade deadline.

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