The Forgotten Man
What must you be thinking if you are Bucks C Dan Gadzuric? In terms of productive efficiency in the 2005-06 regular season, he was the Bucks leader. And it was no fluke. He has been quite productive his entire career. His Eff48 numbers have been in the 26.0-28.0 range every season he has played in the Association. Yet he can't seem to get any respect from Bucks fans or from the Bucks coaching staff. He has become Milwaukee's Forgotten Man.
Despite the fact that the Bucks frontline has been thoroughly whipped by the Pistons frontline, Gadzuric has not gotten one meaningful minute in these playoffs. The reason why eludes me. At first I thought maybe he was sitting because he struggles against the Pistons, but his Eff48 is a robust 24.72 against Detroit this year. While certainly not great, those numbers make him the second most productive Buck vs. Detroit behind only Michael Redd. And those numbers are much better than the numbers put up by Joe Smith, Andrew Bogut, and Jamaal Magliore. Yet all Gadzuric has had the opportunity to produce this series has been splinters in his ass.
I'm not saying Gadzuric would have made a dime's worth of difference in the outcome of the first two games, all I am saying is he deserves better treatment from Terry Stotts than he has gotten thus far in the postseason. Bucks Diary thinks its time for him to get his warmup suit off prior to garbage time. He's earned it.