Warriors-Bucks swap should aid C's

Somewhere in San Francisco, the Boston Celtics are giving a little fist pump as the first domino falls before the trade deadline:

Sources: Bucks deal Andrew Bogut

The Milwaukee Bucks have traded Andrew Bogut and forward Stephen Jackson to the Golden State Warriors for Monta Ellis, Ekpe Udoh and Kwame Brown, sources confirmed to ESPN.com.

The swap means the Warriors will be shorthanded when the Celtics visit on Wednesday night. Boston had lost six in a row in Golden State before emerging with a 115-93 triumph last season. Even still, Boston is a mere 4-12 there since 1994. At this time of year, you take any advantage you can get on the road. Not having to deal with Ellis and Udoh should only aid Boston's cause.

[Update: Thanks to those commenters that reminded us that Brown is essentially done for the season after pectoral surgery in January. Given the Celtics' rebounding woes, he probably still could have grabbed a few boards against undersized Boston].