The Milwaukee Bucks busy off-season continues today with a report from ESPN's Marc Stein that the Toronto Raptors will send Carlos Delfino and Roko Ukic to Milwaukee in exchange for Amir Johnson and Sonny Weems. Johnson and Weems have yet to play a regular season game in a Bucks uniform since booth were acquired this summer.
According to Stein, one source said "the deal could not be finalized before Tuesday because Delfino must fly from Argentina to formally sign the contract, which is expected to be a three-year deal, with the Bucks holding a team option in Year 3."
Delfino, 26, played in Russia last season and should give the Bucks another solid scoring option. Roko, 24, was born in Croatia and could be a back up point guard.
Delfino and Roko would add to the Bucks' healthy world view roster that already includes Australian Andrew Bogut, Dan Gadzuric and Francisco Elson who were born in the Netherlands, Taiwan-born Joe Alexander and Cameroon's Luc Richard Mbah a Moute. Ersan Ilyasova, from Turkey, also will rejoin the team this season.
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