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Buck Hits: 6-24

| June 24, 2009

Category: Draft Talk

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The Bucks appear to be in spin control after an ugly looking day of trading.  Ugly looking to the casual fan that is.

  • Brewhoop has a great breakdown of the Bucks current cap situation
  • Skiles insists the trade was not a salary dump.  It was, but it wasn’t at the same time.  They didn’t trade RJ just to get rid of his contract.  They did it to create some flexibility and gain some assets.  It’s not like they aren’t going to use the money, so I get where Skiles is coming from.
  • Hammond says it was all about having a flexible roster.  He hints that more moves could be coming.
  • Gary Woelfel shares his thoughts on the Bucks and thinks more deals will come.
  • Craig Counsell is a Bucks fan.  He tells Hammond it’s going to take time to build, just like it did for the Brewers.  I love that message.  It’s all about good draft picks, good development and good cap management.
  • Chris Bernucca of ProBasketballNews is not drinking the John Hammond Kool-Aid.

And another reminder to be back here tommorrow night.  We’re hoping to go live around 5:30 PM with TrueHoop Network’s Marathon Blogger Draft Chat.  It should be great.

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Jeremy Schmidt writes the Milwaukee Bucks blog Bucksketball. He founded it in January of 2009 because he hated his job. It’s like basketball, but with Bucks instead of basket. I know ... I’m sorry. He might come off as a bit negative, but I'm really not so bad. He just wants the Bucks to succeed, so he points out areas where they are coming up short. Someone has got to do it and he's ornery and opinionated enough to take on that task. He isn't sure if this should be in third person or not. Contact him at Jeremy@Bucksketball.com if you must use e-mail.

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  1. Mr B says:

    Some of us may be “casual fans” but the trade was as dumb as TCs comment that Bogutless is the Rebuilds best player. Jefferson could eat him up like watermelon on a hot day. Charlie V probably would too. Both of those guys added more to the Rebuilds then Bogutless. Atleast we still may have V.
    When you keep dump n players for cap room down the road you will never be a winning team, thus the cycle of losing will continue.
    I can’t wait to see what the Rebuilds do tonight.

  2. Jeremy says:

    Bogut was the best player all year last year, even when Redd and Jefferson were on the court with him.

    Hammond did not get the Bucks into this mess, but it takes patience and an eye towards the future to get them out of it. They weren’t going to make any noise in the East this year anyway, especially in light of the moves made by other teams these last few days.

    I remain weary of Charlie V., but if they do bring him back I hope he succeeds. His success would be tied into Hammond’s and I think Hammond will be successful.

    Whether or not they dump salary I think the draft is very important for a team like the Bucks. They can’t be huge players in free agency and have to get these picks right. Jury is still out on last season’s picks.