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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Here are the Bucks weak positions

All props to the Bucks for their start, but as Coach Skiles said in his press conference last night, "We need to be real." The Bucks are 7-10 and in last place in the Central Division, and if you break it down by Win Contribution per position, you find out why.


1. The Bucks are getting killed in 3 areas: shooting guard, backup small forward, and backup center.

2. Joe Alexander must step his play up if the Bucks are to improve, and we need Michael Redd back badly. I'm not sure what you can do at this point regarding the backup center position.

3. The irony of ironies for the season is the greatest positional Win Contribution is being provided by the one position we believed would be most deficient when the season began: power forward. That's thanks in large part to the surprising contributions of rookie Luc Moute.

4. The Bucks are also getting pretty fair play from the point guard position, another position of uncertainty when the season began. That's due to stellar play from Luke Ridnour, and the rising improvement of Ramon Sessions. Strange how things sometimes work out.


At November 27, 2008 at 4:06 PM, Anonymous Adam said...

nice post

Skiles is a realist and I really liek what he brings to the table.

Anyone else think the Bucks should keep him as Head Coach for the next 5 to 10 years (or more)?

Skiles could potentially be the Bucks version of Jerry Sloan and we should keep him as long as we can in my opinion.

At November 27, 2008 at 4:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are doing great work.

Eventually you will be discovered.

I just love reading your stuff.

At November 27, 2008 at 10:20 PM, Anonymous Blake said...

Adam, the problem with Skiles is that he usually makes a team good, but then all of the sudden the team just slows down and starts to do bad.

Or at least, thats what history has shown us with Skiles.

At November 28, 2008 at 1:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the post.

At November 28, 2008 at 1:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm seriously starting to believe that you don't even watch the games and only pay attention to your flawed winscore system. Luke Ridnour has been beyond pathetic, and LRMAM has been rather mediocre in the last few games. Although he's been rebounding great and playing decent defense (not lately). You absolutely refuse to give Charlie V any credit despite being just as productive while playing less minutes.

At November 28, 2008 at 10:18 AM, Anonymous J Rock said...

I agree with Adam that the Bucks should keep Skiles as long as they can. In the future, if a player(s)has a problem with Skiles, they should make every effort to remove the player, not the coach. That is the constant that is important in the NBA, more so than roster stability. Develop an idenity and stick with it. Bring in the right guys. Treat everybody fairly, and it should work out fine.

Anon - the problem with Villanueva is that he just isn't consistantly efficient. He is a great rebounder, but he kills the team when his shot isn't falling.

At November 28, 2008 at 2:41 PM, Blogger Anthony said...

Hello from Lebanon.
Long time Bucks fan here. Probably the only one in this country.

I've enjoyed reading your blog for the past year(s).

I actually feel like the team is laying a proper foundation as opposed to the "give Redd the ball and watch" philosophy. Not since we acquired Anthony Mason have I been this optimistic :P

Anyway, it seems Skiles will be effective as long as the team keeps responding to him. I hope the Chicago situation doesn't repeat here.

At November 28, 2008 at 4:03 PM, Blogger Evan said...

Hey man, I couldn't find your e-mail address. Could you drop me a line at evan AT mvn.com? Thanks!


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