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AP source: Bucks to send Jefferson to Spurs

By COLIN FLY

AP Sports Writer

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A Bucks official with knowledge of the deal says Milwaukee plans to trade scoring forward Richard Jefferson to the San Antonio Spurs for Bruce Bowen, Kurt Thomas and Fabricio Oberto.

The official said Tuesday, in another move, the Bucks would send Oberto to Detroit for forward Amir Johnson.

The person confirmed the pending trade to The Associated Press and requested anonymity because the deal is not official until a call later Tuesday.

The trades will give the Bucks more financial flexibility, the Spurs a proven scorer and the Pistons a veteran big man at a lower cost than Johnson.

Yahoo! Sports earlier reported the deal between the Spurs and Bucks.

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