Traditionally, the Milwaukee Bucks are competitive team in the Eastern Conference but typically tend to miss the playoffs by a small margin. Since 2004, the Bucks have only appeared in the playoffs 3 times (2004, 2006, 2010). In each of these appearances, they have failed to make it out of the first-round. This trend may have taken a different path due to recent transactions and the draft.
The Bucks selected John Henson (PF) from the University of North Carolina and Doron Lamb (PG) from the University of Kentucky. Henson, a defensive powerhouse. Experts say, at times, Henson resembles Anthony Davis who was drafted first by the New Orleans Hornets. Lamb is a National Champion, confident and currently holds the top 3-point percentage (47.5) in Kentucky Wildcat history. These two players have a lot of upside and are exactly what Milwaukee needs. Young and exciting players with potential.
The Bucks have made a commitment to defense this off-season in acquiring Center Samuel Dalembert from the Houston Rockets. In Dalembert’s last 10 seasons he has been ranked top-10 in blocks, 8 times. Dalembert’s experience may be just what the Milwaukee Bucks have been lacking. This transaction will also shift Drew Gooden back to the Power-Forwad position.
When we all look at the big picture of the Milwaukee Bucks draft choices and recent transactions, the Bucks made good decisions. We wont know if these decisions were the best until the season starts but they seem to be headed in the right direction. The fans of the Milwaukee Bucks have responded to polls and the majority have communicated excitement about the draft picks and others are playing the wait and see game. As a fan of the Milwaukee Bucks, I will have to play the wait and see game but I do have faith this season will be better than the last.
Welcome to the team Dalembert, Henson and Lamb!
About the Author
Written by Jarael Madyun
Graduate from Buena Vista University-- Go Beavers! Character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. FEAR THE DEER!