Milwaukee Bucks at crossroads; Jennings’ team? Skiles staying?

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After their breakout playoff season in 2010, the Milwaukee Bucks find themselves back in lottery land. It’s extremely disappointing; especially given that the ’09-’10 team had a young core that looked poised to make the franchise a fixture in the postseason.

This year, they were alive for the final playoff spot up until the season’s final week, but fell short. This offseason some major questions need to be answered:

Is Coach Scott Skiles returning?

Who is the alpha dog: Brandon Jennings or Monta Ellis?

Who can step up like Ersan Ilyasova did this season?

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Milwaukee Bucks get young guys playing time in season’s final games

After their breakout playoff season in 2010, the Milwaukee Bucks find themselves back in lottery land. It’s extremely disappointing; especially given that the ’09-’10 team had a young core that looked poised to make the franchise a fixture in the postseason. This year, they were alive for the final playoff spot up until a few days ago, but alas they’ll have to settle for ninth in the Eastern Conference.

They lost at home to the team directly ahead of them, the Philadelphia 76ers, who currently possess the final playoff spot. Still the Bucks finish the year 17-16, above .500 for the fourth consecutive year. In their 44 years of existence, the Bucks have had a winning record at home 37 times.

Since these final games in the lockout shortened 66 game season don’t mean much to the Bucks, it’s a chance for the young players to get playing time, grow and develop- like Tobias Harris and Jon Leuer.

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Milwaukee Bucks Make a Splash for Stephen Jackson


The Milwaukee Bucks took part in a three-way deal with the Charlotte Bobcats and Sacramento Kings in the first round of the 2011 NBA Draft which was highlighted by Stephen Jackson becoming a Buck.

Jackson is joined by Charlotte’s Shaun Livingston, Sacramento’s Beno Udrih and the 19th overall pick Tobias Harris of Tennessee. The Bucks sent Corey Maggette to Charlotte and John Salmon/10th overall pick Jimmer Fredette to the Kings.

Overall, I would have to say the Bucks made an upgrade as well did the Bobcats while the Kings took the brunt of the deal.

By: Nick Grays
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