Buck Hits: Poppin’ Bottles

It’s tough describing the Bucks. The most overused term is also the most accurate: inconsistent. Last week, the team was on cloud nine. By the final buzzer on Tuesday night, the team was in shambles. Today? Eh, they’re okay. Enjoy the roller coaster ride that is the Milwaukee Bucks, because no one seems to be in a hurry to change.

Recap

02/07/12 Bucks v. Suns

Box Score

Analysis: JSOnlineBrewhoopBehind the Buck Pass

02/08/12 Bucks @ Raptors

Box Score

Analysis: JSOnlineBrewhoopBehind the Buck Pass

Game Notes: Ersan Ilyasova missed the game with back spasms. He is listed as Day-to-Day.

Power Rankings

Marc Stein: 19
John Hollinger: 19
NBA.com: 19

Coverage

ESPN Insiders David Thorpe and John Carroll ranked the top 25 players under 25, and Brandon Jennings ranks 17th. (Insider access required)

Sad news out of Bucks camp. Former head coach Larry Costello passed away on Tuesday.

According to Gery Woelfel’s calculations, the Bucks are approximately $9 million dollars under the Luxury Tax of $70.3 million. The salary cap, however is at just over $58 million, so while Herb Kohl isn’t overpaying for his 11-14 product, his team also doesn’t have the flexibility to outright absorb a big contract.

No surprise: Zero Bucks were chosen to play in the Sophomore/Rookie game.

Mike Redd was back in town with his new team, the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday. The Bucks played it classy and aired a video tribute to Redd during the first quarter. If you missed it, catch the video here. Redd, equally classy, said he was grateful to be back in Milwaukee.

One of the many faces of Drew Gooden made photo of the day over at Sportsgrid.

Listen to Assistant Coach Jim Boylan’s interview with 1250 WSSP from this morning. Glad Mike Wickett had the gall to ask Boylan about Ballers, Bottles, and Models.Ballers Bottles and Models

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  1. BJ was on the Jim Rome show today on the radio. He gave Skiles the credit for his development in his career, and shouldered the blame for the recent losing streak