So the Bucks are keeping Seung-Jin?
The Bucks press release announcing the Magliore trade to Portland seems to imply that the Bucks are keeping the 7'3'' South Korean wonder stiff Ha Seung-Jin. I find that hard to believe. Why would they do it? What do they see in his primitive skills that makes them think he can add value to the team? Do they even have room for him?
It makes such little sense, in fact, that I sense yet another bluff by GM Harris. Desmond Mason and Terry Porter know all about those.
Did you notice the use of the word "certainly" in the Bucks press release? "Certainly" is the laziest, most meaningless word in the English language. (If something is a certainty, the reader ought to recognize it as such). In fact, because it is so useless, its inclusion in any communique often lends an ironic effect -- it suggests the assertion being made is one that is actually open for doubt.
Thus I interpret the language used in the Bucks press release "[Magliore] was certainly a factor in our making the play-offs", as one more subtle shot by Bucks management at the Little Cat Who Could Not Roar.