The Bucks always have two agendas when they make a blockbuster trade like they did earlier this week.

They have to decide what is best for them right now, in the moment. That is John Hammond's responsibility. By all practical appearances, he did that with the Monta Ellis-Andrew Bogut move that included some other garbage-dumping ancillaries at which the general has become adept over the years.

And, more than some teams, they have to decide what is best for the future. That is the purview of Herb Kohl and his sidekicks. Whenever the Bucks move a franchise piece like Bogut, the No. 1 pick of the 2005 draft, they have to weigh selling tickets and keeping the organization viable long enough until someone comes up with a plan for a new arena.