The Inconvenient Truth about the Bucks
The WoW Journal has posted its assessment of the 2007-08 Milwaukee Bucks. Its sobering to say the least. But it gets it right, and because of that, it reads like the epitaph to the Larry Harris regime in Milwaukee.
I think the crucial point the Professor makes in his post is one that I made (and was gently riduculed for... I like the linked-to blog by the way) on Opening Night. This is a lottery team we have in Milwaukee. It was never a playoff team. Thus the problem is not, as Harris recently asserted, that the team is underperforming. Its that this team, is, was, and ever shall be undertalented.
Even looking through my Green and Red preseason glasses, that's always seemed depressingly obvious. At the start of the season here's what we had: One potential All-Star (Redd); One solid starter (Williams); One unproven international mystery player (Yi); Two inconsistently productive lottery picks (Bogut, Villanueva); Two players with markedly declining productivity (Mason, Bell); One below average starter coming off a foot injury (Simmons); One well-paid shell shock victim (Gadzuric); and a bunch of never will bes (Voshkuhl, Ivey, Storey, Ruffin, Noel).
Believe me, as a Bucks fan I never wanted that to be the truth. But I think it always was.