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Iodine
04-24-2010, 04:09 PM
Somehow I make a thread that isnt designed to piss people off
http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/sports/92009999.html

Bucks general manager John Hammond has won the National Basketball Association's Executive of the Year award, an honor presented annually by Sporting News.

Hammond becomes the first Bucks executive to be so honored since the award's inception for the 1972-'73 season.

Voting is done by executives from the league's 30 teams. Hammond received 12 votes to place first, while Oklahoma City's Sam Presti was second with nine votes and Cleveland's Danny Ferry finished third with two votes.

Hammond was recognized for his work in reshaping the Bucks roster. In just his second year as the team's general manager, the Bucks improved from 34 to 46 victories and reached the playoffs for the first time since 2006.

The Bucks play Game 3 of their Eastern Conference series against Atlanta on Saturday night at the Bradley Center, and Hammond will be presented his award before tip-off.

Earlier this week, Bucks coach Scott Skiles was runner-up in the league's coach of the year balloting, finishing behind Oklahoma City's Scott Brooks.

Mark Warkentien of the Denver Nuggets was last year's executive of the year winner, and Danny Ainge of the Boston Celtics won in 2008. Jerry Colangelo, who was general manager of the Phoenix Suns, is the only person to win the award four times.

Hammond made a bold move in selecting point guard Brandon Jennings with the 10th overall pick in the 2009 draft, and Jennings started all 82 games for the Bucks and helped the team reach the playoffs.

The Bucks general manager also traded Richard Jefferson to San Antonio last summer to gain some roster and financial flexibility, and he let Charlie Villanueva become an unrestricted free agent and move on to the Detroit Pistons. Hammond signed Carlos Delfino and Ersan Ilyasova to multiyear deals, and he acquired the rights to Delfino in a trade with Toronto.

Hammond utilized some of his expiring contracts to acquire guard John Salmons at the February trade deadline, and the 6-foot-6 veteran helped the Bucks win 12 of 13 games immediately after he joined the team. Milwaukee was 22-8 overall after obtaining Salmons on Feb. 18.

A month earlier, Hammond signed veteran Jerry Stackhouse to help fill a void created when guard Michael Redd was lost with a season-ending knee injury.

Hammond also hired Skiles as one of his first moves after coming to the Bucks on April 11, 2008. Before joining the Bucks, the Zion, Ill., native spent seven seasons as the vice president of basketball operations of the Detroit Pistons.

He was with the Pistons organization as it twice reached the NBA Finals and won one league championship.

I really like what he's doing, and if he can get rid of redd he is a god

ldc62
04-24-2010, 04:48 PM
Thunder's GM shoulda won it. Bucks don't seem that good on paper.

Iodine
04-24-2010, 04:50 PM
Thunder's GM shoulda won it. Bucks don't seem that good on paper.

Thunder didnt add much besides draft though, Drafting Bswagg, Trading RJ(even if it is still a weird trade), letting CV go (I thought not signing him was a good move), and trading for salmons>Just drafting Harden who is their 6thman and Ibaka who will be good in the next few years

spoonhoops
04-24-2010, 04:51 PM
Good luck getting rid of Redd. I'm still a huge fan of Presti for GM.

Iodine
04-24-2010, 04:52 PM
Good luck getting rid of Redd. I'm still a huge fan of Presti for GM.

Thus the whole if he gets rid of redd he will be a god lol

td0tsfinest
04-24-2010, 05:05 PM
It's a good choice.

I guess out of all the teams that have made a lot of changes, Bucks have been one of the few to be successful.

brisk002
04-24-2010, 05:10 PM
If he can get rid of redd he will be a god.

What are you guys smoking? It's quite obvious Redd will be gone. Who would not want an 18 million expiring contract at the deadline? Bucks also have plenty of picks they can throw into any deal. Not to mention the Bucks are purposely keeping him away from the team, Just like the TMAC situation. It seems quite obvious that Redd will be traded.

Ovratd1up
04-24-2010, 05:13 PM
Two words: Daryl Morey.

Draco
04-24-2010, 05:20 PM
The Bucks general manager also traded Richard Jefferson to San Antonio last summer to gain some roster and financial flexibility, and he let Charlie Villanueva become an unrestricted free agent and move on to the Detroit Pistons. Hammond signed Carlos Delfino and Ersan Ilyasova to multiyear deals, and he acquired the rights to Delfino in a trade with Toronto.

Hammond utilized some of his expiring contracts to acquire guard John Salmons at the February trade deadline, and the 6-foot-6 veteran helped the Bucks win 12 of 13 games immediately after he joined the team. Milwaukee was 22-8 overall after obtaining Salmons on Feb. 18.

All that glitters...



The naughty list: worst players so far
April, 23, 2010

By Henry Abbott

Carlos Delfino
By John Hollinger's statistics, Delfino has been one of the very worst small forwards in the NBA during these playoffs. His "value added" metric suggests the Bucks would be better off playing a generic NBA 12th man instead. Jeremy from Bucksketball: "Carlos Delfino has been awful. He has a PER under six. He did get injured a few weeks ago. It was pretty bad looking, but still, he can't make a shot or score on Mike Bibby. Pretty frustrating."

John Salmons
The player predicted to be Milwaukee's primary option against the Hawks has missed all 10 of his 3-pointers. He's 16-of-41 from the floor overall, and it's not like he has been doing a ton of other stuff in his 83 playoff minutes. Rebounds, assists, blocks ... all languishing in the single digits. A lone bright spot on the stat sheet is his seven steals, but the five turnovers are kind of a buzz kill.
http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop

Kakaroach
04-24-2010, 07:21 PM
He did a great job in the off-season getting rid of Jefferson's contract and then drafting Jennings and trading for Delfino. Then of course the John Salmons move. He deserved it.