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Bucks Trade Joe Alexander to the Bulls; No Longer a Mad Ant

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I just like this picture.
I just like this picture.

The Chicago Bulls sent John Salmons to the Milwaukee Bucks and in return picked up the expiring contracts of Hakim Warrick and Joe Alexander, according to Chad Ford.  While this isn't in the realm of the other big deals that went down during today's NBA trade deadline bonanza, it was the only one that directly involved a current D-League player.

While Alexander did show glimpses of his potential while in the D-League, ultimately, it's still just that: potential.

Back on February 1st, I wrote the following in my recap of one of Alexander's games:

Speaking of Alexander, he got the start, played 20 minutes, shot 3-of-8 from the field and grabbed six boards. Essentially, Alexander showed why he was the eighth overall pick in the NBA draft just two years ago (extremely athletic, showing that with a nice looking putback early in the game), but also why he's currently in the D-League - and most likely will be for the foreseeable future: He needs to improve his basketball IQ/ability as a basketball player instead of an athlete - I'm not sure if he's trying to do too much because he's not happy with being in the D-League, but he occasionally forces shots that don't seem to be in his arsenal.

That's essentially all that I can tell you about Alexander's D-League stint.  He has the potential to still develop into a decent player, and showed flashes more than once while in the D-League, but he certainly didn't look like a world beater while in the D-League. In six games he averaged 10.5 points and 4.7 boards while shooting 40% from the field and 59% from the charity stripe.  Obviously, the shot isn't quite where it should be either, but hey, at least he's athletic!