Its Done: Bucks deal Ford to Toronto
Tonight your Milwaukee Bucks took a significant step toward becoming legitimate contenders for the NBA championship. They dealt mediocre point guard TJ Ford to the Toronto Raptors for the young and talented F Charlie Villanueva. Unless I'm missing something, the Bucks have somehow pulled off one of the most lopsided trades in NBA history. Larry Harris, you magnificent bastard!
I like TJ Ford. I admire him for the guts he showed coming back from his spinal injury. But anyone who reads this blog on a regular basis knows what I think of him. He is a very limited player, both offensively and defensively. The Bucks had no chance of winning a championship with him as a starting point guard. Ultimately he had to go.
I just never dreamed the Bucks could get so much for his departure. They have essentially jettisoned a huge liability and gotten back a major asset. You can't do any better.
Villanueva is a young, productive, up-and-coming basketball player who brings size and athleticism to a Bucks team in desperate need of both. This is too good to be true, Bucks Nation.
Stay tuned to Milwaukee Bucks Diary for further analysis of this trade. Right now I just want to celebrate with a cold Milwaukee beer -- or five.