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Thursday, February 07, 2008

Bogut's Rebuttal

Everytime I get on C Andrew Bogut's case, he starts going. He did it again last night.

After a few terrible showings in a row, Bogut had a HUGE performance against the Dallas Mavericks. He was all over the boards, especially on the defensive end, and he had his offense working as well.

Let's hope this is the start of another big Aussie run.

Let Mo flow

My Old Take: If you are a point guard, your first obligation is to start the offense, not to get your own offense.

My New Take: As long as you deliver a higher point per shot average than the rest of the team... you may fire at will.

My original take on Mo Williams, that he is too much the shooting guard to play the point, was a bit too simplistic. Shooting guards masquerading as point guards only hurt their teams when they deprive the better scorers of high percentage opportunities.

At the moment, the Bucks have no "better scorers" than Mo Williams. Last year I would have had a conipshit if I saw that Mo took 29 shots in a game. This year I think that as long as he is delivering more efficient point production, I have no problem with it.

Last night, Mo Williams produced 1.24 points per shot attempt, whereas the rest of the team combined to produce 1.13. If that's the case, you flow Mo.

Charlie V plays big again

It appears that Charlie Villanueva is much more comfortable starting than he ever was coming off the bench. While the evidence is still based on a small sample, he just had his second nice game in a row as a starter... and ahh, by doing so he doubled the 2008 "good game" output of the guy he replaced in the starting line-up.

I'll be interested to see, if this trend continues, how its gonna play when Yi comes back healthy. If he goes right back into the starting lineup, something smells rotten.

A bruised leg, Bob?

Is it me, or does Bobby Simmons always seem to come up with the most wussified injuries ever? He's making 9 million dollars this season and he couldn't play through a bruised leg last night? Are you shittin' me? Your going to leave your teammates short handed because you have a bruise on your leg?

And what was that other one he sat out with earlier this season... wasn't it like a "stiff neck" or something? Geez. I'll let you Antlerheads pass your own moral judgment on the man, but I think you can infer the judgment I've already come to.


At February 7, 2008 at 9:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bogut had some interesting comments after the game: “It’s kind of the same thing as last year,” said Bogut who played with a painful hip bruise that he sustained the night before in Memphis. “We’re losing some games and you hope that guys aren’t take games off. That the guys that are injured are genuinely injured…that’s the way we’re looking at it as a team. We need guys to be on the floor as much as we can. If you take a practice off or a shoot around off, there’s no problem with that but we need all our guys (in games).”

At February 8, 2008 at 12:07 AM, Blogger TCW said...

You know that was directed at Simmons. I mean, come on... a leg bruise? You can't play with a leg bruise?

At February 8, 2008 at 4:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Redd had a thigh bruise too, before he messed his knee on a dunk for the second time in two years.


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