Buck Hits: More Trade Reaction, More Winning

Who would’ve thought? After hitting a low point of 14-23 following a woeful 3 game road trip, the Bucks are now riding THEIR OFFENSE in a 6 game, 7 out of 8 winning stretch. The team has skyrocketed to 4th in the league in assists and 7th in the league in points per game. In their final 21 games of the regular season, they only play 9 games against teams with winning records. Remember that this offensive outburst started before the Andrew Bogut trade, but is now being perpetuated by it (so far).


03/20/12 Bucks @ Blazers

Box Score

Analysis: JSOnlineBrewhoopBehind the Buck Pass

Power Rankings

Marc Stein: 21
John Hollinger: 13!
NBA.com: 19


Gery Woelfel dives deep into the Bogut trade and reasoning why the Bucks finally let go of the big man.

The Golden State Warriors retired Chris Mullin’s jersey Monday night, but you wouldn’t have known it based on the crowd in Oakland. Fans booed Warriors owner Joe Lacob in disapproval of the Bogut/Ellis deal.

Speaking of the Bogut/Ellis deal, Charles Gardner at JSOnline is reporting that the Bucks insisted that Ekpe Udoh be included in the trade if the Warriors wanted Bogut.

Drew Gooden was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week one week after Ersan Ilyasova earned the title. That’s the first time the team has strung together back-to-back POTW awards since Mike Redd/Mo Williams donned Bucks’ jerseys. Congrats Gents!

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  1. PattiRafalskiDavison

    I’m sure that everyone has mixed emotions when it comes to Andrew Bogut.  What woulda, shoulda, coulda been.  Sigh.  But Gery Woelfel’s take on things is clearly biased in Bogut’s favor and against Skiles.  He talks about two games when Skiles benched Bogut in the fouth.  The Colorado game was 2 games after he suffered a concussion and was out.  He and SJax were both rated D’s and comments that day reflected agreement with that assessment.  The Atlanta game Bogut and SJax were given C-.  Improvement?  That was the game SJax decided to only take one shot.  It was the night before Bogut broke ankle taking him out for the season.  Looking at grades and comments, it was clear that Gooden & Ersan were contributing, so not out of line for the coach to leave these guys in.
    We ALL hate to see Andrew Bogut go and we all wish him the very best.  The article by Gery…well, that was his opinion.

    •  @PattiRafalskiDavison I think you make some good points. I remember that Denver game, and I remember how upset Jax was. I know they lost and I just thought at the time that was Skiles doing his thing. If guys aren’t playing well, he pulls them. That game was pretty up tempo and Bouges was struggling.