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Buck Hits: Delfino on Argentina’s preliminary FIBA roster

| June 20, 2014

Category: Buck Hits, Draft Talk

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Buck Hits

Delfino on FIBA roster

Cabb.com.ar (Confederación Argentina de Basquetbol)

Argentine head coach Julio Lamas included Carlos Delfino on a preliminary roster that he submitted for the FIBA World Cup 2014 tournament. The competition takes place from August 30th to September 14th, but Argentina would begin training much sooner. They also have warmup games against Brazil, Mexico and Angola scheduled for early August.

Delfino was sidelined for the entire 2013-14 season by a foot injury and the subsequent surgery/rehabilitation process. The Bucks have him under contract for two more seasons, and the 2015-16 portion of his deal is not guaranteed.

Delfino also participated in the 2006 and 2010 World Cups for Argentina. In 2010, he averaged 20.6 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game.

Bucks officially work out six, actually work out seven?

Bucks.com

It may be difficult to summon up much passion for workout that the Bucks officially held on Friday for six players.

Tarik Black (6’8″, 253 lbs, age 22, Kansas, DraftExpress Top 100: unranked)
Mitch McGary (6’10″, 263 lbs, age 22, Michigan, DraftExpress Top 100: 28)
Philipp Neumann (6’10″, 234 lbs, age 22, Germany, DraftExpress Top 100: unranked)
Sean Kilpatrick (6’4″, 219 lbs, age 24, Cincinnati, DraftExpress Top 100: 83)
Johnny O’Bryant (6’8″, 257 lbs, age 21, LSU, DraftExpress Top 100: 41)
Nick Russell (6’4″, 210 lbs, age 23, SMU, DraftExpress Top 100: unranked)

Other than the fact that McGary will probably get drafted somewhere around when the Bucks start making their second-round choices, there is little to get excited about here. It’s hard to see any of this sextet (including McGary) making a big impact in the league.

Of much more interest, of course, is that Andrew Wiggins reportedly worked out in Milwaukee today.

With Joel Embiid undergoing surgery on his broken foot today, it seems a bit more likely that Wiggins could end up with the Bucks after Thursday’s draft.

Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego/Larry Sanders

Racine Journal Times

Gery Woelfel wrote about McGary potentially being a target of the Bucks, especially if they trade Larry Sanders. He went on to speculate about Sanders’ trade desirability:

Contrary to a report, the market for Sanders is virtually non-existent as he not only has been plagued by off-court issues — he is expected to enter a rehab facility this summer — but will be entering the first of a four-year, $44 million contract next season.

Then the tidbit got blown slightly more out of proportion with secondary articles that wrote things like, “worse, that off-court trouble may be more serious than we anticipated“ and “succumbed to his lesser demons“.

Relax. There wasn’t anything that Sanders did that hadn’t already happened to precipitate this spate of speculation.

Think about it:

– His 7000+ tweet Twitter account has been dark since April 27. His Instagram account is similarly quiet.

– The Bucks have shared summer workout pics of a number of players working out in team facilities: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, Nate Wolters, Chris Wright, Zaza Pachulia, John Henson. There are none of Sanders.

– When a player gets suspended for five games, as Sanders was, the NBA’s collective bargaining agreement states that the player is required to “required to enter the Marijuana Program”, if he is not already “subject to in-patient or aftercare treatment” in the program.

– The Larry Sanders Basketball Camp — a camp that took place the last three years and was scheduled this year for a fourth time — took place this week  in Port St. Lucie, FL with Sanders’ name taken out of the camp listing.

– Employers aren’t generally at liberty to discuss the medical treatments of their employees

So where do you think Sanders is now?

And honestly, good for Larry. Let him slip quietly under the radar for one offseason.

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  1. joe says:

    Hide Delfino’s passport… Whether he is due for big minutes for the Bucks this year or not, at least keep him healthy for trade bait. He has a relatively short contract and some team may need a shooter before the trade deadline..

  2. Brandon says:

    delfino is a good player if hes healthy, not a GREAT player but hell take over a few games and score you 30+ maybe 5-7 times a season, hes a good defender and a strong 3 point shooter

    i like the guy if hes healthy haha

  3. Marq says:

    I thought Carlos’ contract would expire after this season, but at least next season isn’t fully guaranteed. I kinda want the Bucks to keep him. As long as that foot remains testy, he doesn’t take time away from the young’uns.