(UPDATE: Milwaukee has officially signed Brian Skinner.)
As reported earlier in the day by Alex Kennedy of Hoopsworld.com, the Milwaukee Bucks have requested waivers on Darington Hobson. In Kennedy’s story, he also says sources have indicated that Milwaukee will look to resign Brian Skinner, who was the final training camp cut prior to the regular season. Milwaukee is reportedly still high on Hobson though, and may try and resign him this summer. A hip injury left him unable to participate last summer on the Bucks Vegas Summer League team and eventually required surgery that will force him to miss his entire rookie season.
Andrew Bogut’s ever present injury problems, first with his elbow and now with his back, have exposed Milwaukee’s lack of depth at the center position over the past three games. Back injuries and migraines are two things Bogut has battled already this season and neither or those injuries are entirely predictable. If Skinner is resigned, it’s safe to assume he’ll absorb some of the backup center minutes that have for now been bouncing between Drew Gooden, Ersan Ilyasova, Larry Sanders and Jon Brockman.
Of those four, Brockman seems most likely to suffer a significant minute reduction, as he’s significantly undersized and not rebounding at the same amazing clip he was last season.
Bogut told JSOnline that he’s progressing in his return from the back spasms that have felled him of late. In addition, he rest for his back may have done his elbow some good as well.
“I had an on-court workout for 45 minutes and felt decent,” Bogut said in a phone interview. “I’m going to the physio now and the key will be to see how it holds up tonight and tomorrow. It (the elbow) felt the best today since I’ve started shooting the ball. I was able to go with no tape or brace.”