Welcome to Milwaukee Salim Stoudamire
“Who the hell is that dude with the crazy hair next to Bogut?”
That was my first reaction upon seeing last night’s game. I obviously hadn’t heard the big news. Sharpshooting Arizona guard Salim Stoudamire is a Buck. I love it. No, Salim isn’t going to make a huge impact and he might be a bit of a flake, but the man has a skill. There is always room at the end of the bench for players who have a skill.
Be it a defensive specialist, a free throw shooter to ice games, an athlete for energy or a great shooter, if you have one incredible talent you can make an impact.
If you don’t believe me watch Kyle Korver on the Jazz.
Stoudamire is a lights out shooter who has drifted around the league finding more problems with coaches than minutes with other players. Everyone deserves a clean slate though. The fact that the Bucks saw someone who had some talent out there and decided to take a shot is encouraging. Why waste the roster spots on the Eddie Gill’s of the world when you can take a look at a guy who could fill a specific role on a good team?
Yet another encouraging sign that John Hammond knows what he is doing.