Now is one of those times.
So I present to you, some information, thoughts and quotes.
– Ersan Ilyasova, part time basketball player and part time super-hero, after Milwaukee’s game on Friday when asked about his late game offensive rebounding prowess of late:
The offensive glass, it’s always give a hell of a first and second effort. I just push myself, it doesn’t matter if you’re tired or not, just go there and maybe bounce for you or not. So far, I get those balls. I’m just looking forward to getting some more.
– Ilyasova’s 31 and 12 last night pushed his averages over his past 10 games to 19.4 points and 10 rebounds per game on 57% shooting. Without question that’s been the best stretch of his career.
– Sam Amick writes that “for the right price” Brandon Jennings is available. Surely everyone is available for the right price, but sometimes teams go out of their way to make sure no one talks about one of their guys being available. The Bucks have long ago passed that point with everyone on this roster.
– The Golden State Warriors, potential trade partners for Andrew Bogut? This report says yes. Here’s the trade machine, go nuts. I’m still going to be pretty surprised if Bogut is traded, but this is probably as likely as it has ever been. Any scenario is reportedly going to require a team taking back Stephen Jackson and this report also threw Drew Gooden in the mix as a possible ship out candidate. Given his play offensively as of late, that’s a bit surprising.
Jeremy Schmidt writes the Milwaukee Bucks blog Bucksketball.com. Follow him on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.