Buck Hits: The Good, the Bad, and the Questionable

Today’s edition of Buck Hits revolves around the good, the bad, and the questionable leading up to the regular season.

The Good

Charles Gardner is reporting that John Salmons could be ready for the Bucks season opener. Gardner asked John himself how confident he was that he’d make the opener, to which John replied, “Yeah, I’m very confident.” The man put up a “couple hundred” shots on Monday, so my expert analysis says his confidence is justified.

Brandon Jennings is again showing off his “Gym Rat” label. Tom Enlund reports that Jennings is getting in extra gym time before the season starts. Considering he’s been shooting 35% from the floor during the preseason, a couple extra shots every night can’t do anything but help. As for when exactly Brandon is practicing, “I really don’t like telling nobody what time,” he said. “It’s in the evening. It might be when you are asleep, you never know.”

National exposure! The USA Today previews the Bucks season, including a robust interview with Brandon Jennings.

The Bad

Gery Woelfel is breaking hearts after reporting Corey Maggette probably won’t play in the Bucks season opener. Carlos Delfino fans might see this as a good thing, as Delfino can cement his spot as the starting SF with a strong start to the year. The adjustment period after a major player returns from injury is never a pleasant thing, however.

Brandon Jennings was nearly injured…while shooting his new shoe commercial. Bucks fans should be proud that Brandon chose Under Armour, the doubted youngin’ in the shoe industry, much like Jennings was doubted coming into the NBA. But Under Armour might want to do a little more than protect this house when it’s shooting commercials.

The Questionable

Frank at Brew Hoop wonders if the Bucks will be healthy by the beginning of the regular season.

Brian Robb at Celtic’s Hub analyzes Boston’s Tiny Gallon signing. Boston saw too much upside to let Tiny end up overseas, adding another huge body to the already Celtic Green Giants. The C’s recognize that  Tiny’s game is a work in progress, and will be developed in the NBDL under Boston’s affiliate team, the Maine Red Claws.

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