Strong chance I'm posted up outside of John Hammond's office in the near future screaming at him like Kramer. I mean what was that yesterday? JJ Redick? That's not going to be good for anyone indeed Jerry.
I guess I'm not sure what I expected from the trade deadline yesterday. I was sort of excited if they got Josh Smith, and at the end of the day we are SLIGHTLY better than we were by acquiring Redick but I guess my overall question is what is our plan as a franchise here? I mean Redick is a nice piece no doubt. Averages 15 per game. Shoots 45% and about 40% from beyond the arc. But adding JJ Redick to our current roster is like me getting my teeth whitened to offset my neck beard, hooded sweatshirt wardrobe and rapidly declining metabolism. Like it helps a little but not nearly enough for me to be considered a productive member of society.
Now with that said the Bucks in my mind become a firm playoff contender with this move. And if that's what we're trying to accomplish then great. I mean it doesn't take much to put together a team that just 'gets in' in the Eastern Conference. If we maintain this roster even a little we'll be hanging #7 seed banners at the Bradley Center like we were the 80's Celtics. But in terms of actually making this team a championship contender, or even a home court top 4 seed contender we are still miles away. That's why I was kind of hoping we'd dump Jennings and Ellis and basically everyone except Sanders and Henson. And do it all for draft picks. Then package those picks for lottery picks and try to build the team like the Thunder. Now granted that would mean we'd have to hit in like 3 consecutive drafts which also is not our strong suit but that's the only viable way to build a small market team in the current NBA. And I love the argument of 'but we'll have to have 3 or 4 years of 15 win teams to do that!' Ummmmmmm so? Like what am I missing out on then? 35-40 win teams that get swept in the first round? Oh no! At least if you tank there would be hope. It would be like telling a homeless man that if he's homeless for four more years at the end of that time he'll get a mansion, salary and pension. And make no mistake, there are relatively few differences between rooting for the Milwaukee Bucks and being homeless. Both have been abandoned. Both only have hope and good will to live on. And both can't believe Joel Pryzbilla is on an active roster.
So let the Redick era begin! Playoffs/first round sweep here we come! Fear the deer! Fear the deer!
PS: Only thing more hopeless than being a fan of the Bucks would be being a season ticket rep. Like how hard of a sell is that. Nobody praying harder for Hammond to trade for a marketable superstar yesterday than them. And they get JJ Redick! Get to the phones folks!
Double PS: If Tobias Harris becomes a star I'm going to lose it Jessie Spano style.