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NBA Draft Rumors: Ersan Ilyasova Involved In Trade Report Between Bucks, Rockets

An NBA Draft trade rumor that has circulated all week has suggested that unless coveted Lithuanian center Jonas Valanciunas is available, the Milwaukee Bucks are looking to trade their No. 10 pick for two lower picks, possibly for the Houston Rockets' No. 14 and No. 23 selections. Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times reports that the deal is on the table, and could also involve Bucks power forward Ersan Ilyasova.

Ilyasova is a good young player, but often lost in the shuffle in a deep if unspectacular Milwaukee frontcourt. Woelfel reports that the Bucks have interest in Houston's Patrick Patterson (a 2010 lottery pick), Jordan Hill and Chase Budinger. The Rockets could be taking the deal in an attempt to move up further and grab Valanciunas, though reports have suggested the Bucks are also enamored with the 19-year-old Lithuanian.

For more on the Bucks' trade rumors, visit Brew Hoop. For more on the Rockets, visit The Dream Shake and SB Nation Houston.