Buck Hits: Bogut coming back?, More on Hobson, The Works on the Bucks
Royce Young from CBSSports gives you his seven teams to watch as apart of League Pass Broadbanda. Guess which team makes the cut? (Hint: this is a Milwaukee Bucks website)
Charles F. Gardner writes about the Bucks desire for a loud and proud home crowd. “Sellout crowds of 18,717 attended Games 3, 4 and 6, and the Milwaukee fans were much louder than the crowds in Atlanta. Now Jennings believes that same spirit can be duplicated during the regular season when it opens in two weeks, with the home opener slated Oct. 30 against Charlotte. ‘That means now we’ve got to go out on the court and do what we’re supposed to do, and that’s play Bucks basketball,’ Jennings said after he scored 18 points Tuesday night in an open scrimmage at the Bradley Center.
Also from Gardner, Andrew Bogut might get back on the court finally this weekend. “And Bogut sounded optimistic after the session, saying he thought he would return Saturday at Memphis and try to play some time in back-to-back games against the Grizzlies and Timberwolves. ‘The trainers are talking about playing 6 to 10 minutes on the first night and up to 12 on the second night,’ Bogut said. ‘Then the week after 20-plus minutes.'”
In “The Works” Bethlehem Shoals and Tom Ziller preview the Bucks. This excerpt is good, but there is much more so be sure to check it out. “Bogut was out-of-this-world much of the past two seasons, carrying an otherwise pond-deep Bucks team to a .500 level. Not until John Salmons came aboard did the talent around Bogut become serious enough to aim for better things; adding Corey Maggette only helps. But the Bucks need Bogut to be special to get there.”
Yet again, there’s talk that Yi Jianlian could do some things in this piece from Mike Prada of SBNation. Positive things he’s talking about. When will people learn.
Steve Kyler from Hoopsworld.com has some insight on the Darington Hobson situation. What’s unclear in the story is why the Bucks would give Hobson a contract at all. The story indicates that ownership had given Hobson the contract before realizing he was injured, but he didn’t sign his deal until September 3rd, well after he sat out summer league.
Brandon Jennings hits from way deep at last night’s scrimmage.
Jeremy Schmidt writes the Milwaukee Bucks blog Bucksketball.com. Follow him on Twitter.