Welcome to premiere week, Bucks fans! The NBA season is almost here and here are today’s Buck Hits to keep you in the know.
Frank at Brewhoop ponders the roster dilemma facing the Bucks as well as the NBA contract situation. Whom do the Bucks cut to trim the roster to 15? Frank sounds as confused as the rest of us here. As of press time, the Bucks haven’t figured it out, either.
One thing the Bucks have found out is who will be the starter at SF for Wednesday’s season opener in NO. Skiles isn’t telling, however so it’s up to deliberation until tipoff. Charles Gardner over at the Sentinel speaks of the worthiness of both Maggette and Delfino starting at the three. For what it’s worth, Gardner is better that Skinner gets the axe in the “Race to 15″.
In a move that surprises no one, the Bucks have exercised their option on Brandon Jennings. The Young Buck will make an estimated $2.5 million dollars this year.
Rob Mahoney and friends preview this year’s team with a great read over at Hardwood Paroxysm. He sounds rather bullish on the team (no pun intended). In summary (SPOILER ALERT), Mahoney writes, “They’re not as good offensively as you’d like them to be, and the new additions can only do so much. Otherwise, the Bucks are theatrical dynamite, a basketball fan’s dream, and quirky enough to funnel interest over the course of the entire year.”
Jerry Stackhouse has signed with the Heat to fill in for Mike Miller who fractured his thumb trying to guard LeBron James. Good deal for Stackhouse, who is still eager to contribute to a competitive team this year. Great deal for the heat to bring in another veteran leader and convinced Jerry to sign a non-guaranteed contract, according to the Miami Herald. Wishing Jerry all the best. Maybe he’ll sing the national anthem when the Heat come to town.
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