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JJ Redick joins Bucks, GM calls moves a 'win-now' proposition

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    FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2012 file photo, Orlando Magic's J.J. Redick (7) takes a 3-point shot over the arms of Detroit Pistons' Jonas Jerebko, of Sweden, during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla. A person familiar with the situation says the Orlando Magic have agreed to trade veteran shooting guard Redick, center Gustavo Ayon and reserve point guard Ish Smith to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for guards Doron Lamb and Beno Udrih, as well as forward Tobias Harris. The person spoke to The Associated Press Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 on condition of anonymity because the deal was not officially complete. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File) (The Associated Press)

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    FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2012 file photo, Milwaukee Bucks' Doron Lamb, right, goes to the basket against Minnesota Timberwolves' Luke Ridnour in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves in Minneapolis. A person familiar with the situation says the Orlando Magic have agreed to trade veteran shooting guard Redick, center Gustavo Ayon and reserve point guard Ish Smith to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for guards Doron Lamb and Beno Udrih, as well as forward Tobias Harris. The person spoke to The Associated Press Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 on condition of anonymity because the deal was not officially complete. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File) (The Associated Press)

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    FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2013 file photo, Orlando Magic's J.J. Redick (7) shoots in front of Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki, of Germany, during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla. A person familiar with the situation says the Orlando Magic have agreed to trade veteran shooting guard Redick, center Gustavo Ayon and reserve point guard Ish Smith to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for guards Doron Lamb and Beno Udrih, as well as forward Tobias Harris. The person spoke to The Associated Press Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 on condition of anonymity because the deal was not officially complete. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File) (The Associated Press)

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    FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2012 file photo, Orlando Magic's J.J. Redick (7) goes up for a shot between New York Knicks' Steve Novak (16) and Rasheed Wallace, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla. A person familiar with the situation says the Orlando Magic have agreed to trade veteran shooting guard Redick, center Gustavo Ayon and reserve point guard Ish Smith to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for guards Doron Lamb and Beno Udrih, as well as forward Tobias Harris. The person spoke to The Associated Press Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 on condition of anonymity because the deal was not officially complete. (AP Photo/John Raoux, FIle) (The Associated Press)

The Milwaukee Bucks feel like they have made a deal that will help lock down a playoff spot and move them up the Eastern Conference ladder.

Milwaukee acquired shooting guard J.J. Redick from the Orlando Magic along with point guard Ishmael Smith and center Gustavo Ayon in exchange for backup point guard Beno Udrih and youngsters Tobias Harris and Doron Lamb.

General manager John Hammond said Friday the moves were a "win-now" proposition.

Milwaukee has gone 10-11 under Jim Boylan since Scott Skiles left. The Bucks take a 26-27 record into their game Saturday night against Atlanta, good enough for eighth in the conference.