Bucksketball Podcast

Category: Bucks Player Features

Buying or selling on the Milwaukee Bucks roster a third of the way through the season

Buying or selling on the Milwaukee Bucks roster a third of the way through the season

| December 28, 2012 | 12 Replies

Share We’re about a third of the way through the season. The trading deadline is just over a month and a half away. Today, ESPN’s 5-on-5 was about five teams that could be buyers or sellers. The Bucks were one of the teams. I predicted they’d be buyers based on the organizations patterns over the [...]

Read More

Larry Sanders is everything you’ve ever wanted him to be

Larry Sanders is everything you’ve ever wanted him to be

| December 27, 2012 | 6 Replies

ShareAfter 23 minutes against the Brooklyn Nets, Larry Sanders has now played 640 minutes on the season. That’s significant because the third year pro played only 643 minutes in 52 games in last year’s lockout shortened 2011-12 season. So through virtually the same number of minutes, how is Sanders doing this year? In a couple [...]

Read More

The boring demands of being a good defensive team

The boring demands of being a good defensive team

| December 27, 2012 | 5 Replies

ShareThe Milwaukee Bucks have largely been a pretty good defensive team this season. And good defense is a practice in patience and boredom, more or less. That’s probably what makes it so elusive. Being in the right places, rotating crisply and pushing ball handlers to places where they have fewer options – not many people [...]

Read More

Tobias Harris and the battle for minutes

Tobias Harris and the battle for minutes

| December 13, 2012 | 3 Replies

ShareThe Milwaukee Bucks were riddled with injuries as they stepped on the court to face the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday. Larry Sanders had caught some sort of illness. Ekpe Udoh was nursing a sore wrist he’d fallen onto Sunday. Mike Dunleavy’s leg couldn’t make a few crucial movements without too much soreness and Beno Udrih’s [...]

Read More

Luc Mbah a Moute is battling in the post and with his knee

Luc Mbah a Moute is battling in the post and with his knee

| December 10, 2012 | 5 Replies

ShareIt’s almost annual at this time of year. When we talk about Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, we hear about how many hours he spent working on his jumper over the summer. We hope this will be the year he can finally expand his range and start to hit threes, at least from the corner. And [...]

Read More

Eight wins that are not all created equal

Eight wins that are not all created equal

| December 5, 2012 | 6 Replies

ShareThe problem isn’t so much that the Milwaukee Bucks are 8-8 through 16 games. It’s that the Milwaukee Bucks really haven’t played all that well as a team this season, and that the Milwaukee Bucks have played genuinely terrible for significant stretches of four of the last five games. Let’s look back at Milwaukee’s eight [...]

Read More

Numbers don’t lie: Larry Sanders is breaking out

Numbers don’t lie: Larry Sanders is breaking out

| December 3, 2012 | 6 Replies

ShareLarry Sanders had a big weekend. A triple double on Friday against the Timberwolves followed up with a 18 point, 16 rebound, five block effort in a win against the Celtics. Before this season, Sanders having back-to-back outings like that was unimaginable. But he’s had a pretty solid season since day one, making the last two [...]

Read More

If Ersan Ilyasova needs his hand held, he does not need more minutes

If Ersan Ilyasova needs his hand held, he does not need more minutes

| November 30, 2012 | 15 Replies

ShareForgive me if I do not weep for Ersan Ilyasova, the man who signed for $8 million this off-season and has seen his minutes decline by the game this season. It seems a yearly tradition for Bucks fans to complain about the mysterious rotational decisions made by Scott Skiles, but I contest they aren’t as strange [...]

Read More

The things the Bucks were doing wrong until they started doing everything right against the Bulls

The things the Bucks were doing wrong until they started doing everything right against the Bulls

| November 26, 2012 | 12 Replies

Share*Note: Most of this article was put together before Monday’s win. All of the statistics, charts etc. have been updated. I still decided to publish because one win means little.* After getting off to a hot 6-2 start, the Bucks have dropped three of their last four to Chicago, Miami and – get this, the [...]

Read More