Re: Realistically - When do you think the Bucks will get to the ECC ?
I think 3-5 years is realistic. But even that is being a little optimistic.
Even cracking the 8th seed this year would be an unexpected miracle. I'd say there's a 1 in 50 chance that we make the playoffs this year. And maybe a 1 in 10 chance next year. But three years from now, I have a feeling this team will be where it needs to be.
Jennings will hopefully be approaching his prime. Bogut should be deep in his prime. Redd will be gone. Who knows how Luc Richard and/or JA will have developed by then. Mbah a Moute should have established himself as a top defender in the East, an improved offensive threat, and an every-game starter. I have a little faith that Alexander will have finally figured out how to play and earn 25+ minutes a night.
Who knows about the next few drafts. Imagine landing a John Wall or a Favors though...definitely couldn't hurt.
The Bucks could be a top 3 team in the East in 5 years, but I wouldn't bank on it.