….Boy Dirt Car, and uh, Charlie Villanueva. From the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel’s Charles F. Gardner.

The Milwaukee Bucks made a trade to acquire Denver Nuggets guard Earl Boykins and second-year forward/guard Julius Hodge in exchange for point guard Steve Blake, the team announced this afternoon.

The Bucks, who have lost four straight, are thin due to injuries to starting guards Mo Williams and Michael Redd. Williams is out two to three weeks with a sprained left shoulder, and Redd is out four to six weeks with a left patellar tendon strain.

Bucks coach Terry Stotts said he thought Boykins would provide an instant impact, and Stotts said he would be a starter when he arrives.

“He’s averaging more than 20 points a game as a starter,” Stotts said. “It’s certainly a shot in the arm. He makes us better when our guys come back. He adds scoring punch off the bench.

“The last guy we got from Denver (Ruben Patterson) has done pretty well for us. I think this guy might do pretty well, too.”

The latest on the Jason & Joumana Kidd spat, courtesy of the New York Daily News.

Asked if Kidd was unfaithful to his wife, Joumana Kidd’s lawyer Raoul Felder said, “Do they sell pantyhose at Macy’s?”

“He’s been gone awhile and no one knows where he stays,” the celebrated divorce lawyer said. “That right there should tell you something.”

Felder would not name names and dismissed Kidd’s divorce petition as something from “the realm of fantasy.”

“Fantasy will be met with truth,” Felder said. “He is going to find out it’s a lot more difficult dealing with things in a court of law than on a basketball court. I believe she has grounds to divorce three different people.”

In case you were wondering, just to check the veracity of Mr. Felder’s claims, I have visited Macy’s today and can confirm they do indeed, sell pantyhose. I got some funny looks when I asked where to find it, so I suppose they aren’t very big Nets fans in Herald Square.

Today’s happiest news item comes from the East Valley Tribune’s Jerry Brown :

Lawyers for Suns color analyst Eddie Johnson announced they have reached a settlement in his defamation lawsuit against the Chicago Tribune, Clear Channel Communications, Premiere Radio Networks Inc., and radio personality Skip Bayless.

œI™m pleased that we could put this matter behind us, Johnson said in a statement. œMy family and I thank these defendants for their forthright efforts to resolve the case amiably. I fervently hope that what happened to me never happens to anyone else.

Johnson brought the lawsuit after he was misidentified as a person who was arrested in Florida last August on charges of child molestation and residential burglary.

The Eddie Johnson who was arrested was a former guard for the Atlanta Hawks and several other teams and has had several run-ins with the law.