Four teams at different stages of the success cycle, including the defending champion Bucks, got together on a deal that solves varying sets of needs. Milwaukee got value for impending free agent Donte DiVincenzo, who's finally headed to Sacramento after a failed attempt to land him in a sign-and-trade for Bogdan Bogdanovic back in November 2019, and adds insurance at center.
The Kings finally moved on from 2018 No. 2 overall pick Marvin Bagley III, who's headed to the Pistons as the latest in their collection of former lottery picks trying to make good on their potential with a second team. That move helps rebalance the Sacramento roster after Tuesday's trade to land All-Star big man Domantas Sabonis.
Lastly, the Clippers dealing Ibaka for a pair of players on minimum contracts (Rodney Hood and Semi Ojeleye) helps mitigate their tax bill after adding Robert Covington and Norman Powell in a trade completed Friday.
Let's break down the implications of this trade for all four teams involved.
Milwaukee Bucks get: Serge Ibaka, Two future second-round picks, cash
LA Clippers get: Rodney Hood, Semi Ojeleye
Detroit Pistons get: Marvin Bagley III