Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Brian and I am a graphic designer/season ticketholder/ridiculous Bucks fan. I have been working with Jeremy to make Bucksketball more visually appealing. Through the course of long talks and frequent hang outs (or a Skype call and an impromptu introduction at last week’s scrimmage), I have been commissioned to provide Buck Hits twice a week. We’ve had a busy weekend in Bucksville, so let’s hop to it:
Tom Enlund finds an elusive silver lining in the Bucks loss on Sunday. In reality, the outcome of the game meant nothing compared to seeing the Aussie on the court. Bogut played and shined in fourteen minutes.
Frank over at Brewhoop recaps yesterday’s game. Beyond Bogut-based excitement, Frank doles out encouraging numbers regarding the Bucks free throw advantage, “After finishing 38/45 from the stripe against Minnesota (which was 23/28), Milwaukee is now +40 in attempts and +55 in free throws made through six games.”
Austin Burton ranks John Salmons as #20 in a list of 30 go-to guys in the NBA. He also argues that Salmons was the MVP of the team last year. Hard to say based on a sample size of 30 regular season games, but remember that the Bucks were 22-8 with Salmons, including the final six without Bogut. Burton has a a valid arguments, referencing a pretty amazing stat from Salmons last year, “With the Bucks, Salmons put up 33.6 points per 48 minutes of “clutch time”, 21st-best in the League.”
In a bizarre turn of events, Beckley Mason at Hoopspeak.com interviews Sebastian Pruti of NBA Playbook, and the end result is Brandon Jennings’ in a fictitious Space Jam: Part Deux. To those who haven’t seen the original, that would mean Jennings’ physical abilities would be taken away and used by aliens playing basketball for world domination. No press is bad press, right? Not bad company however, considering Jennings would star in the movie alongside Yao Ming, Dwight Howard, Carmelo Anthony, and Paul Pierce.