The Pelicans are also receiving several draft picks in the the deal, according to Tim Bontemps, but none are coming from the Pistons.
The 21-year-old Sudanese player was selected by Milwaukee by the 10th overall pick in the 2016 draft. The Australian has appeared in 35 of Milwaukee's 52 games so far this season, finding himself buried on the bench amongst a crowded and talented Bucks' frontcourt that features the likes of Brook Lopez, Ersan Ilyasova and second-year stand out D.J. Wilson.
National Basketball Association deadline day is in overdrive as franchises are making last minute deals in order to bolster their rosters going into the business end of the National Basketball Association season.
He is a free agent this offseason. He has consistently brought positive value defensively, but he's hitting below 30 percent from beyond the arc for his career (29.2 percent) and sits below 29 percent for the second straight season right now (28.2 percent). Johnson was the eighth overall pick in the 2015 draft. He averaged 7.5 points and 3.6 rebounds while shooting just 38 percent from the field in 48 games this season. The Bucks came into day with the best record in the East at 39-13 and the 76ers (34-20) sit six games back in fifth.
Maker wants more court time after watching his minutes dwindle at the Bucks since with the arrival of head coach Mike Budenholzer.
Smith was acquired by the Bucks from the Wizards in a three-team trade on December 7, 2018.