Another NBA season, another mediocre Milwaukee Bucks team

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The Sports Bank will be counting down to the opening tip of the 2012-13 NBA season with team by team previews starting with the worst and working our way to the title contenders.  There is no lockout this time around so let’s get going.

With just one winning season in the past eight years, mediocrity is considered success for the Milwaukee Bucks.  Getting to the five hundred mark this season would be a win and might be enough to get the team into the Eastern Conference playoffs.

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What the Milwaukee Bucks can do this off-season to move past mediocrity

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It has been more than a decade since the Milwaukee Bucks have been a real threat in the NBA’s Eastern Conference.  The team has lacked the star power to compete with other teams.  The Bucks enter the off-season looking for a few pieces to try and get the team back into the playoffs.

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Applying the Allan Houston Rule to NBA Central Division Teams in 2011

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One of the topics expected to be discussed during the pending NBA Lockout is the possible revival of The Allan Houston Rule.  When a new CBA was agreed upon in 2005, it allowed NBA teams a one time opportunity to waive a player and not have his contract count against the luxury tax teams have to pay if their team salary exceeds a pre-determined amount set by the league.  The released player becomes a free agent but his salary still gets paid and counts against his former team’s salary cap.  Ironically enough, Allan Houston was not a victim of The Allan Houston Rule.  The Knicks instead decided to waive Jerome Williams.

If the new CBA once again invokes this clause, most teams will probably take advantage since it would save them possibly tens of millions of dollars.  To keep up with the times, we will change the name of this from “The Allan Houston Rule” to the “Rashard Arenas Rule” since Rashard Lewis and Gilbert Arenas easily have the two worst contracts in the league.  Allow me to break down each team and who would end up being the casualties of this rule.  Here is the Central Division.

By: David Kay

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Bucks Must Keep Momentum Going This Off-Season

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The Bucks were one of the surprise teams in the NBA this season even with their two star players suffering season-ending injuries.  From management to coaching to rookie Brandon Jennings; Milwaukee once again became excited about their franchise.  What can they do this off-season to keep that momentum going?

By: David Kay
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