We are slooowly closing in on the opening of training camp on September 29. At this point news has slowed to a trickle, but there have been a few snippets of news of late.
- Most notably, the Bucks have begun rounding out their training camp roster. JSOnline reports Dominic James has been added to the roster. James had been on track to head to Vegas with the Bucks summer league team, but a knee injury dashed those hopes for James. Injuries have been a recurring theme in James basketball career, so let’s hope he’s able to stay injury free throughout camp and catch on in the D-League.
- In other pre-training camp news, Andrew Bogut is still taking it slow in his return from last season’s back injury. He doesn’t sound optimistic about playing in much of the Bucks exhibition season. Whether he plays in all of the Bucks pre-season games or none seems irrelevant. What really matters is that Bogut is able to get on the court when the season starts. This still very much seems like a work in progress, so let’s hope for the best.
- Michael Redd is hoping that the Bucks are able to find some chemistry with each other in a hurry. The Bucks have had quite a massive overhaul in the last few months so they’re going to have some serious work to do to all get on the same page. With regard to this topic, it seems of the essence that the team gets a starting five in order fairly quickly. Redd, Bogut and Hakim Warrick seem set in their positions, but whether Luke Ridnour or Brandon Jennings are starting at the point is up for debate I’d imagine. Likewise with the trio of Carlos Delfino, Joe Alexander and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute at the three.
- Keith Bogans, a mid-season pickup last year who proved to be an adventurous dribbler and middling shooter, signed with the San Antonio Spurs. Bogans was not expected back so this is no surprise. Best of luck to him, he’ll provide great depth for an already deep Spurs squad.
- Slam Online mocks Kanye West, involves every NBA team and references the terrific show Eastbound and Down and Brandon Jennings.