After initially hearing about the trade from SI.com I tried to confirm the rumor by looking to JSOnline.com. You'd think I'd learn by now that JS is not the best place to look for breaking news...10 minutes after it was first reported here is what the Urnial-Scentinal has reported:
THURSDAY, June 26, 2008, 2:38 p.m.
Report: Yi, Simmons to New Jersey
ESPN.com is reporting that the New Jersey Nets and Milwaukee Bucks are on the verge of a trade that will send Richard Jefferson to the Bucks for forwards Yi Jianlian and Bobby Simmons.ESPN, citing NBA front-office sources, said the deal had been agreed to and submitted for league approval in advance of tonight's NBA draft. The Journal Sentinel is pursuing the story and will report on any developments immediately.
Which translates to we had no fucking idea this was in the works and instead of telling the local newspapers we are forced to read the breaking news at ESPN.com. Looks like we blew that one.