Posted on: June 26, 2008 4:22 pm

Buck acquire Richard Jefferson

John Hammond makes his first big move as Bucks GM, acquiring SF Richard Jefferson for SF Bobby Simmons and PF Yi Jianlian

My two cents:

1.  Bobby Simmons - a very large Larry Harris blunder, possibly worse than Ernie Grunsfeld brining in Anthony Mason. 

2.  Yi - he is going to be a fantastic NBA star, but he definitely is a project and was not going to stay in Milwaukee when his contract is up in 3 years.  The Bucks knew this a year ago, but Larry Harris did not change his strategy.  I just hope Yi does not turn out to be Dirk-good, and Milwaukee is stuck with another bad trade. 

3.  Richard Jefferson - probably a top 10 SF (which is a huge improvement for the Bucks), but definitely not in the top 5.  He averaged 22 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists last year for a crummy NJ team. 

4.  NBA Draft 2008 - Does this mean the Bucks no longer are going to go after a SF in the draft?  Is LSU's Anthony Randolph going to be the pick now that we have somebody who can contribute right away?  I guess Joe Alexander's Mandarin doesn't matter so much right now.  If Russel Westbook drops to #8, I think the Bucks have to pick him - a physical guard who takes pride in his defense.

Overall - I wanted to Bucks to go after a solid veteran SF on the market - Jefferson, Artest, Howard.  I'm also glad we got rid of Bobby Simmons' disgusting contract.  If the Bucks end the day with Jefferson and Westbrook, instead of Yi and Simmons, I would say it is a good day to be a Bucks' fan.   

Posted on: June 24, 2008 5:50 pm

Sheets - Another Complete Game

Ben Sheets could be the best pitcher in the NL right now.  The Braves fell right in step with the pace of his game yesterday.  He only had one batter get three balls.  That's absurd.  If Sheets starts ahead in the count, there's not much hitters can do.  He should be starting in the All-Star Game. 
Category: MLB
Posted on: June 24, 2008 4:03 pm

With the #8 pick in the 2008 NBA Draft . . .

the Milwaukee Bucks select . . .  Joe Alexander.

Joe Alexander is my pick for three reasons. 

1.  He is a tough, physical player (which will hopefully rub off on the starters)

2.  He fills a need at the SF position

3.  Desmond Mason can teach him a thing or two about throwing it down --> DUNK CONTEST 2009

Category: NBA
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