A Milwaukee Bucks offseason of intrigue (plus, I join a new blog!)

Scott Skiles

The Milwaukee Bucks have come a long way since April 15, 2010, and the path more resembled a float down the River Styx than a stroll down a yellow brick road.

Injuries, ineffectiveness and the possession of less chemistry than actors in a SyFy original movie were the main catalysts giving the Bucks their sixth trip to the NBA Lottery in the last 10 years.

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Profiling potential Milwaukee Bucks’ point guards options

Luke Ridnour

With Chris Duhon going to sunnier weather in Orlando and Luke Ridnour most likely seeking to capitalize off his career resurrection in 2009-10, the Milwaukee Bucks may be relegated to the discount aisle of the point guard section.

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The Milwaukee Bucks’ Drew Gooden signing will gain perspective over time

Drew Gooden

The first (recognizable) NBA free agent signed was not LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh, Amare Stoudemire, Carlos Boozer, Joe Johnson, David Lee, or even Dirk Nowitzki.

The kick off signing of the 2010-11 NBA Summer of Free Agent Love belonged to the Milwaukee Bucks and power forward/center Drew Gooden, who will come to Brew City on a five year, $32 million deal. Raise your hand if you saw that one coming.

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Milwaukee Bucks get an offensive upgrade with Corey Maggette

Corey Maggette

Only a few hours after John Salmons informed the Milwaukee Bucks he was going to opt out of his contract and enter free agency, the Bucks pulled the trigger on a trade that will bring small forward Corey Maggette to Milwaukee in exchange for the Dan Gadzuric and Charlie Bell’s expiring contracts. By acquiring the physical forward and the 44th overall pick in this year’s draft, the Bucks’ possible 2010 NBA Draft picks are made clearer than they have been since the evaluation process began.

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Bucks Draft Report: Chances of moving up or down ‘slim’

Damion James

If the 2009 NBA Draft was the year of the point guard, then 2010 is the year of the forward. It looks more and more likely the Milwaukee Bucks are RSVPing to the party for a second year in a row, and their just as happy with their spot in the pecking order as they were in 2009.

After Thursday’s workout, Bucks scouting director Billy McKinney reiterated the team has not settled on a particular player at No. 15, and Milwaukee’s high comfort level with the placement of all three of their picks.

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