To get a guy as talented as Johnson for a player they were going to cut anyway is terrific. Best of all, Johnson is incredibly affordable. He has one year left on his deal at 3.67 million. If the Bucks like what they see, they have a young building block. If they don’t, it cost them nothing.
Monthly Archives: June 2009
On top of that, I don’t think this impacts the Bucks draft that much. This trade shouts out “WE’RE IN REBUILDING MODE.” Which is fine, because Larry Harris used to shout out “I KNOW WE’RE NOT VERY GOOD BUT I’M GOING TO TELL YOU WE ARE AND KEEP WASTING MONEY.”
And if you’re a team like Milwaukee or Minnesota or Memphis anywhere else where the market is small and the weather isn’t great you can’t really recoup your losses in free agency. The biggest splash any of those teams made on the free agent market was probably Milwaukee’s signing of Bobby Simmons. An overpaid role player was the big signing!
If Brandon Jennings is Britney Spears sitting at the other end of the bar, then Flynn would have to be Mandy Moore sitting next to you wanting to chat. Moore broke out as a teen star and now has developed into a sane star with a real life and career. She may not have sold 85 million records, but she never married K-Fed either.
Unfortunately, it took the Bucks a few tries to figure out what was wrong with Bogut and that could be more of a long term issue than the injury itself. Nothing is more important to the success of professional athletes than the health of their bodies. But they aren’t doctors. When something feels off, they have to get checked out. When they get checked out and the doctor says nothing is wrong, their instinct is to play through whatever pain they are feeling and write it off as soreness.