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oldenpolynice
01-26-2009, 03:31 AM
They died, suddenly, at the young age of 47 games. Tragic. Really, truly tragic.

An obituary to the audacious Bucks:

http://davissportsdeli.com/wordpress/2009/01/26/milwaukee-bucks-audacious-eastern-challengers-dead-at-47/

sacgiants1213
01-26-2009, 03:34 AM
From a contending playoff team to lottery bound just like that. It'd suck to be a bucks fan right about now.

oldenpolynice
01-26-2009, 03:39 AM
From a contending playoff team to lottery bound just like that. It'd suck to be a bucks fan right about now.

Yeah, I know. To all of the Bucks fans out there, I'm sorry. The three of you should find counseling together at a group rate so it doesn't cost so much.

DODGERS&LAKERS
01-26-2009, 03:40 AM
RIP. They will be missed and our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

NYKnickFanatic
01-26-2009, 03:42 AM
http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=319281

Chronz
01-26-2009, 03:58 AM
They didnt do so bad without him in the early going, Im not going to write them off until I see the defense collapse. Which considering their roster shouldve happened 2 months ago.

oldenpolynice
01-26-2009, 04:07 AM
They didnt do so bad without him in the early going, Im not going to write them off until I see the defense collapse. Which considering their roster shouldve happened 2 months ago.

5-9 isn't horrible, but it isn't a good indicator of things to come. Bogut was relatively healthy during that stretch. Now back trouble has crippled him and he can't go more than a few games before sitting out again.

Plus Sessions can't guard opposing guards worth a damn. A backcourt of Ridnour and Sessions on defense? C'mon. It's over.

Chronz
01-26-2009, 04:59 AM
5-9 isn't horrible, but it isn't a good indicator of things to come. Bogut was relatively healthy during that stretch. Now back trouble has crippled him and he can't go more than a few games before sitting out again.

Plus Sessions can't guard opposing guards worth a damn. A backcourt of Ridnour and Sessions on defense? C'mon. It's over.

Their 5-9 record belied their competitive nature, they beat the teams they were suppose to, and played with heart in the games they lost to clearly superior teams. I dont know the status on Bogut but if he can get back on the court he should stabilize their defense, if hes out then yea its completely over.

oldenpolynice
01-26-2009, 05:22 AM
They're not dead yet. They're just being induced into a coma for right now.

Yup...a coma that will last all the way till the start of next season. Enjoy your sleep, Milwaukee!

oldenpolynice
01-26-2009, 02:50 PM
The good news is that at least Richard Jefferson gets to be a 20-point scorer this season after all. Can't think of anyone else who can carry the scoring load for them.

Similar to the Sacramento situation when Martin was out for awhile and Salmons just exploded for weeks.

IndyRealist
01-26-2009, 02:56 PM
That was sad and I'm not even remotely a Bucks fan. Blake Griffin isn't a bad consolation prize though.

NBAkYD
01-26-2009, 03:08 PM
:pity:

Hurt's to see it end like that

oldenpolynice
01-26-2009, 03:19 PM
That was sad and I'm not even remotely a Bucks fan. Blake Griffin isn't a bad consolation prize though.

Even with the injury to Redd, the Bucks are far from the worst team in the NBA. That title, unfortunately, belongs to one of the following: Kings, Clippers, Wizards, Thunder or Grizzlies.

Ragun
01-26-2009, 03:34 PM
stop making judgements so fast. wait and watch how they play in their next few games.

what54!?
01-26-2009, 03:38 PM
there not out of it yet. If jefferson steps up they have a shot. (I doubt it happens but its there

oldenpolynice
01-26-2009, 03:51 PM
there not out of it yet. If jefferson steps up they have a shot. (I doubt it happens but its there

I disagree. Jefferson isn't a closer. Without Redd, who do they go to in clutch situations? Charlie V?

fairandbalanced
01-26-2009, 03:57 PM
Redd wasn't that effective this season anyways. With RJ and a healthy Bogut, they can win some games and take the 8th spot.

oldenpolynice
01-26-2009, 04:00 PM
Redd wasn't that effective this season anyways. With RJ and a healthy Bogut, they can win some games and take the 8th spot.

What?! 25 points per game on 51% FG shooting in January isn't productive?

dgreat5000
01-26-2009, 04:00 PM
Wow, another high draft pick for the Bucks... Which bum wil they choose next ?

oldenpolynice
01-26-2009, 04:01 PM
Wow, another high draft pick for the Bucks... Which bum wil they choose next ?

It's true. So far Joe Alexander has been a bum...

what54!?
01-26-2009, 04:03 PM
Wow, another high draft pick for the Bucks... Which bum wil they choose next ?
they could draft a guard because I doubt redd stay with the bucks long term

homestarunner93
01-26-2009, 05:26 PM
Move out of the way Bucks, here come the Bobcats!

oldenpolynice
01-26-2009, 06:41 PM
Move out of the way Bucks, here come the Bobcats!

Bobcats? Nah. I'm thinking Bulls, Knicks or Raptors.

Lakers4ItAll
01-26-2009, 06:42 PM
Always sad to see a player go down like that

Chronz
03-07-2009, 04:36 PM
Well it looks like they are finally starting to die but they put up quite a fight all things considered.

mrblisterdundee
03-07-2009, 04:45 PM
The Bucks are in rebuilding mode. Michael Redd will hopefully go to a contender. I couldn't care less where Richard Jefferson goes, as long as it's not to Portland. Ramon Sessions will be the future point guard. Charlie Villanueva will be the power forward. I also have a feeling that Joe Alexander isn't getting much time because the Bucks want to keep Jefferson's trade value up by giving him the minutes. Alexander will likely be the starting small forward in the near future.

oldenpolynice
03-07-2009, 06:44 PM
Well it looks like they are finally starting to die but they put up quite a fight all things considered.

I have to give the Bucks credit. They lasted longer than I thought. But the wheels are starting to come off now. They are losing crucial games to teams competing with them for playoff spots.


Bobcats? Nah. I'm thinking Bulls, Knicks or Raptors.

Can't believe I actually said that in a prior post. Those three teams are looking pretty bad lately. It was at least 5 weeks ago that I said that though...

BullsNumber1Fan
03-07-2009, 06:59 PM
I have to give the Bucks credit. They lasted longer than I thought. But the wheels are starting to come off now. They are losing crucial games to teams competing with them for playoff spots.



Can't believe I actually said that in a prior post. Those three teams are looking pretty bad lately. It was at least 5 weeks ago that I said that though...

What are you talking about the Bulls playing poorly? They are 10-7 in the past 17 games, I wouldn't call that playing poorly. And they have beaten the likes of the Nuggets(by 10+ points), Magic(by 10+ points), Rockets(came back from 17 down with 6 minutes to go), Bucks(by 10+ points) in the past 2 weeks. How many teams have done that in the past 2 weeks?

king4day
03-07-2009, 07:02 PM
it was pretty much done when Bogut went down.

MilfHunter07
03-07-2009, 07:03 PM
10-7 isnt exactly great though

BullsNumber1Fan
03-07-2009, 07:07 PM
10-7 isnt exactly great though

I know it isn't great, but it isn't that poor like he makes it seem. And 10-7 is pretty good for a team trying to make the playoffs when they are below .500 too.

MilfHunter07
03-07-2009, 07:10 PM
o, i didnt see what he said. anyways, it doesnt really matter who gets the 8 spot, they are done in 4 games

Kakaroach
03-07-2009, 07:12 PM
it was pretty much done when Bogut went down. Exactly. When Redd went down, guys like Jefferson, Charlie Vill, and Sessions can make up scoring, but he was their defensive center.