Here are reported protections of first-rounder in Eric Bledsoe trade

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The Bucks made the playoffs in 2013 – then fell to an NBA-worst 15-67 the following year.

They rebounded to make the playoffs in 2015 – then stumbled to a disappointing 33-49 the following year.

They returned to the playoffs in 2017 – and are an underwhelming 4-5 this year.

So, of course this up-and-down franchise included incredibly complicated protections on the first-round pick it traded to the Suns for Eric Bledsoe.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:

The Bucks are currently tied for the NBA’s ninth-worst record. They should improve, especially with Bledsoe, but there’s a wide range where they could land. They could easily pick above or below the 11-16 range.

It could be quite the saga watching when this pick conveys – and when Milwaukee and Phoenix each want it to happen.