feb 18 trades breakdown
Salmon - to the Bucks
Warrick / Alexander - to the Bulls
Ivey - to the Bucks (potential vet to assist Jennings dealing with the NBA)
Brezec - to the Bucks (ex- Jennings teammate over in Italy)
Meeks - to the 6er's
Elson - to the 6er's
How this helps us :
The most notable trade here is Meeks - (why?)
This signals if I can even read what hammond is trying to do is simply open up enough space this summer to sign a legit PF to start.
(where is the simple trade to get a great banger like 'BASS"?)
Moving Meeks tells me , that whether John Salmons takes the player option or not , the Bucks could try hard to acquire him in a long term deal.
This would solidify the SG position , and the back court with Jennings and possibly long term Ridnour as a backup.
Even though they have Moute as a SF , that position is weak with Delfino as a backup , and so here is what the Bucks have :
They need a PF starter material
they need a PF backup material (does ersan Ilyasova fit the bill ? right now he is a tweener)
They need a SG starter material
they need a SF backup material.
2 legit role players
2 legit starters
I am not saying it can't be done , but prior to the season starting it was well documented that it would be at least 3 years before the Bucks could put a legit team on the floor and even compete with the elite teams in the east for serious playoff runs.
Following this train of thought I see no reason not to doubt that the team will be up for sale this summer to a legit buyer that will keep the team in Milwaukee and has some semblance of building blocks for a team.
Last edited by Jasper : 02-18-2010 at 08:18 PM.