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About 1/7 of the way through the season, the Bucks stand at 9-3.  They've had the toughest strength of schedule (including a massive 5 game road trip) thus far and will return home for 7 of their next 9 at home with 4 of the 9 against teams with winning records.  Here's my grading out of every player thus far.

Giannis-B it's shocking to see Giannis getting a B considering he'll casually put up 25, 15 and 6 each night.  But he has yet to really unlock.  He's really struggled shooting the ball after starting the season 2-16 from 3 and has since laid off of it entirely.  But he's so stuck in the zone of having to iso every possession it takes away from the offense.  But he's closing games and carrying the team at times.  He has not gotten a friendly whistle at all this season which has really hurt him and on top of that, his defensive whistle is even worse.  But Giannis has gotten a ton of rest.  He's not played a majority of 4th quarters in, what, half their games this season?  He'll get to take on a lot of teams coming up that have absolutely no answer for him defensively and I expect some monster games from him coming.

Khris Middleton-B+ Middleton started the season as on fire as he was in the playoffs.  His 3P shooting has trailed off a bit the last few games as teams are defending him tougher on screens, but he's taken advantage by taking guys to the rim.  He looks to be in much better shape as he has a tendency to come into the season out of shape, but that also has to do with Bud getting him a lot of rest.  He's been consistent and I have virtually no complaints about him.

Eric Bledsoe-C+ talk about Dr Jeckyl and Mr Hyde.  This dude either lights the world on fire or he's terrible.  He had the best game of his Bucks career against GSW a few nights ago, then played pretty poorly enroute to a Clippers loss.  He's shooting about 32% from 3 which isn't surprising considering his career shooting numbers and that he's taking a lot more 3's.  His defense has been underrated though.  He's done a number on guys like Lillard and Curry.  I'd just like to see him attack more as he's almost unstoppable when he does.  He's taking about 40% of his shots from 3 which is too much, even though that's the offense.  He needs to take the Giannis approach where he attacks looking for 3P shooters.

Malcolm Brogdon-B- I don't have nearly the complaints most people do.  Brogdon is shooting the lights out, around 42% from 3, has grown more comfortable with his role in the offense, but he's a lot more of a SG than a PG.  Luckily, when he's on the court, Giannis is too so Brogdon does far less playmaking.  But he can't cover PG's at all.  He's gotten burned all season by quicker guards and that's not going to change.  

Brook Lopez-A- Lopez has completely transformed Giannis.  There's so many more driving lanes now that Lopez is roaming the perimeter.  He has built such great chemistry with the entire team, he's constantly trailing the offense looking for an open 3, he's limited laterally on defense, but has adjusted well.  Early on, Bud had him dropping hard on pick and rolls which let McCollum go 15-23 from the field enroute to a Blazers win.  He's adjusted and he'll at least attack a pull up and uses his length well.  Again, it's the system that he's not going to post up, but I wouldn't mind the occasional post up from Lopez as he's so dominant down there.  The biggest difference is his ability to box out.  The dude averages 2 rebounds a game, but creates at least 15 defensive rebounds per game for other guys because he constantly just screens out any opposing big.

Ersan Ilyasova-C+ Ersan's been fine.  He's shooting well and fits the rotations well whether it's as the opposing big next to Giannis, Lopez or Henson.  He's always going to play 4th fiddle.  His defense is meh, but he is at least trying.  He's another guy that creates rebounds for others and is relentless inside.  I just hope for a healthy Ersan throughout the season, he would be a big loss for any stretch.

John Henson-B I thought, of everyone, Henson was going to be the man out of the rotation with Thon stepping up.  But Henson is shooting like 38% from 3.  He won't take a ton, nor will he draw attention on the perimeter, but his old habits died hard and that's a good thing.  He's also taken his bench role in stride.  He'll rarely ever close games, but I am at least confident in him when he does play minutes.  

Pat Connaughton-A yes, my highest grade goes to Connaughton.  I'm shocked at how athletic he is and how he's always in the middle of a play.  He's gotten closer and closer to closing games.  He's a constant threat from 3, he crashes the boards and will at least make an effort on defense.  He's had some tough defensive assignments thus far, so his advanced defensive stats aren't great, but he makes at least one wow play every game you'd never expect from him.  He was a phenomenal pick up.

Donte Divincenzo-C+ I'm a little colder on Donte than most.  He certainly is a good playmaker and has some incredible bounce off the dribble, but he's REALLY struggling shooting the ball.  He's losing minutes which is fine by me, especially with Snell and Connaughton playing so well.  Donte just does stuff though.  He's a pretty good defender and a way above average rebounder for his size.  Most, including me, were skeptical about him as the pick at best, but he's showing to be a good sparkplug, and will be really good when he starts knocking down 3's with regularity.

Tony Snell-B+ I'm all on board with getting Snell more minutes.  He's been suffocating on defense and is shooting the lights out from 3.  He's shooting nerly 49% from 3 on the season but is only getting 17 MPG.  I'd like to see him in more for Connaughton.  The problem is, when you put in Snell, along with Ilyasova and Lopez getting regular minutes, it takes away another ballhandler.  But he's also shown a much tighter handle this year and is attacking the rim more.

Thon Maker-INC-hard to judge considering he's only gotten garbage minutes.  He's still launching 3's with regularity when he's in, but has also shown a knack for being more aggressive around the rim.  He still has no sense for rebounding and I'd hope Lopez is teaching him the ability to box out.  But of all the positions, if we lost a center for any time, I'd be ok with Thon getting regular minutes.

Matthew Dellavedova-D-can you believe this guy was our starting PG and we paid him so much?  And we're still paying him for 1 more year.  Even in garbage time, he's hard to watch.  PG is the one position I'd be so afraid of if we lost Bledsoe or Brogdon for any time.  I'd be willing to bet Divincenzo would get the nod over him for PG minutes in that scenario.

Sterling Brown-D I'm shocked.  I thought of everyone, Brown was going to thrive in this offense of roaming the perimeter and playing straight up defense.  He bulked up a ton this past year and it's hurt him drastically.  When he's on the court, he looks uncomfortable in his own skin.  Really disappointing.

Christian Wood-INC-can't judge Wood because he hasn't played at all.  When he did, he looked uncomfortable and turned the ball over a lot.  I'm sure he's gotten a ton of practice in though and would be ok with him getting into games if there was an injury.  

DJ Wilson-F-I don't care that Wilson's been hurt.  He missed all of training camp and pre-season which puts him in the back of the line.  I'm still shocked we accepted his team option, especially with such an expensive summer coming up.  Even if it's a rookie $2.5M contract, it's still such a waste.  Maybe they still see something in him but I will reserve any positive thoughts until I see him in an NBA game with meaningful minutes.

Budenholzer-A he's been an absolute savior.  There can still be some adjustments to the offense, but we're still putting it on teams night after night and he's making adjustments defensively.  Guys aren't so aggressive coming over the top of screens as much the last few games and they're not dropping as hard on pick and rolls which is a huge plus.  Like I said, I want to see more of Connaughton/Snell off the bench as opposed to a three guard Bledsoe-Connaughton-Divincenzo lineup, but I'm picking at straws here.
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good start to the marathon(not sprint)!!!
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A weird game for the Bucks tonight against the Bulls.  The Bulls came out playing the Bucks game, running hard, and launching 3's which led to a 22 point lead in the 1st half ending with an 18 point lead at halftime.  The Bucks went full tilt in the second half and absolutely blazed the Bulls for 47 points in the 3rd quarter and cruising to a 19 point win.  These are the types of let down games the Bucks would've just let get away last year, losing to lowly teams like the Magic or Hornets, but in the end, Giannis got to sit the final 9 minutes because of that barrage and it was almost like the 1st half didn't happen.

Their slow starts are well documented.  They've gotten behind early a lot and it seems almost inexplicable at times.  But their bench mob has been fantastic.  John Henson is now out 3 months with a torn ligament in his hand.  He had surgery and won't be back until the all-star break.  This will be make or break time for Thon.  He had his team option picked up for next season which seemed perplexing at the time, but if he really finds his groove, as he has been the last two games, it'll be well worth it.  Pat Connaughton and Thon have been electrifying coming off the bench and have pushed this team to another level.  It's not a surprise our 2nd and 3rd quarters have been our best because that's when those guys + Bledsoe/Giannis are in and they're killing other teams benches.

It was a good way to start a home stand.  They're 11-4 right now with DEN, POR, PHX, SA at home.  While three of those games will be tough, DEN and POR have dropped a few as of late and SA is 7-7 with some bad losses recently.  We've adjusted the defense greatly since the POR game and I'd be surprised to not see at minimum a 3-1 home stand.  They then follow up with CHA, CHI and NY, all three very winnable games.  If all breaks right, they go 3-1 on the home stand and 3-0 against the bad teams, they could be looking at 17-5 heading to Golden State and TOR.
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16-6 best they can be, still not bad.
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On pace for 57 wins. not too shabby.
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cameroncrazies02
After a hot start, the Bucks are 7-6 in their last 13 games.  I saw a stat tonight that was mind-boggling.  No matter how you crunch the numbers, 99% of the time, taking more 3 pointers always nets you more points per possession than taking mid-range shots.  That's the Bucks offense.  They are predicated around 3 pointers and layups.  And they got off to that hot start because of everyone's hot shooting.  But the stat I saw showed the Bucks, during the last 7 games, the Bucks have shot 180 wide open 3's, 51 more than the 2nd place team while they made only 32% of them.  The average for teams in the NBA have shot 128 open mid-range shots, which averaged out to more PPP than the Bucks 3's.  And that's because their 3 point shooting has been so horrific.

In the last 13 games...
Khris Middleton-34%, 2.5/7.5 per game
Eric Bledsoe-35.8%, 1.8/5.2 per game
Malcolm Brogdon-43.8%, 1.6/3.7 per game
Brook Lopez-36.7%, 2.5/6.9 per game
Ersan Ilyasova-36%, .8/2.3 per game
Tony Snell-43.8%, 1.1/2.5 per game
Pat Connaughton-33.3%, 1.2/3.5 per game

Another crazy stat is that Malcolm Brogdon's on/off numbers are incredible.  No matter how you fudge the numbers-2 man groups up to 4 man groups, when Brogdon isn't in those groupings, those groups are significantly better.  And yet Brogdon has been one of the most consistent shooters.  I don't think the answer is moving Brogdon to the bench.  You could push Snell up or even Connaughton or Divincenzo, but you almost always want your best 5 starting the game.  Budenholzer has gotten into a little better rhythm with rotations of late, until Henson went down and messing with that screws up the entire chemistry of groupings which is what we saw with Kidd who was constantly tinkering with lineups.

Thon Maker has been horrific.  That's been a really big problem.  Thon has had some really bad on/off numbers as of late and his +/- is even worse.  Bud has been bringing him in and immediately, the Bucks are regressing badly, so much so, Thon isn't playing second halves.  But the last two games have been horrific from the bench because Ersan and Henson are out.  Ersan/Giannis lineups are something like 121 offensive rating which is really, really good.  If Ersan is out any longer, don't be surprised to see more Christian Wood getting into games and earlier.  That will work itself out.  Henson is out for 3-4 months after a hand/wrist surgery, but as long as the rest of the front court stays healthy, we'll be fine.

This is the type of ebb and flow that comes with a Budenholzer system.  Sometimes we're going to be hot for awhile and run teams off the court like they did against the Blazers, 143-100.  Other times, we're going to miss absolutely everything.  Consistency is always going to be an issue, but this team has cut 25 point deficits into close games and wins.  They're never out of it, by product of the system, something we never saw with Kidd.  

Eric Bledsoe needs some kudos.  That guy's 4th quarters have been incredible.  It's getting to a point that, depending on what type of contracts guys want, Bledsoe may be the guy that moves up the ladder of who to re-sign.  Speaking of....

This summer, there's a huge concern with what the Bucks will do.  Middleton, Bledsoe, Brogdon and Lopez are all free agents.  The most replaceable will be Brogdon and Lopez.  But those two may command the least of the four free agents.  Bledsoe is 28, turning 29 in a week.  Giving him any contract over 2 years is hugely concerning.  And Bledsoe is going to command something fierce in free agency considering the teams with cap space and the dwindling list of free agents.  Middleton is an even bigger concern.  He was interviewed the other day and a media member said an exec recently mentioned Middleton is entering max contract territory which Middleton smiled at and said something about how nice it'd be.  Middleton is not a max guy IMO, but he could get to that area, especially with some team offering him an offer sheet.  But losing Middleton doesn't open up cap space for us.  If we let Middleton walk, we still have no cap space, so the leverage is entirely in Middleton's camp to pay him.  There's a long way to go before that conversation should even be entertained, but it's definitely a concern.

The timing of our free agents is poor too.  We will have a MASSIVE amount of expirings after next season (Dellavedova, Henson, Ersan, Thon, Wilson), to the tune of $34M.  That's the summer of 2020.  And Giannis's contract ends in summer of 2021.  So we could see a pretty big overhaul next year in trades, or in the summer in free agency, but that will probably be the most critical time to retain Giannis.  I don't have much fear that Giannis would leave, but crazier things have happened.  
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Since the last post, the Bucks barely squeeked by the Bulls, thanks to a Middleton (essentially) game winner for 3.  They played relatively poorly throughout.  They really play down to their competition.  In the first Bulls game, they were down 20+ points before a massive rally and a 47 point 3rd quarter that they ran away with.  This one was far closer throughout.  And all of this is without Kris Dunn, Lauri Markkanen, and Bobby Portis.  Whether there's something to be said for the Bulls battling with bad injury luck or the Bucks playing down, who knows.  

The real talking point was the next game against the Knicks.  This was a game they should've ran away with.  And they did hold a 17 point lead at one point.  But Middleton was playing like crap, he finished 3-11 for 10 points, but at the end of the 3rd quarter, he had two horrendous defensive possessions in a row where he literally jogged or let a ballhandler go right by him to swing momentum back to the Knicks.  Middleton got benched for the entire 4th quarter which subsequently went to overtime and he sat for that as well.  Giannis played, I think, the entire 4th Q and overtime and was completely gassed.  He took the team on his shoulders and with Connaughton, Sterling Brown and Bledsoe around him, there wasn't much shot creation.  I think he simply ran out of gas and nobody was doing anything else impactful.  It was a painful game to watch.  After the game, Middleton took full responsibility for his lack of effort while Bud didn't throw any shade at Middleton, so probably the best case scenario.

The Bucks did themselves no favors by losing to NYK, CHA and PHX in 3 of their last 5 games.  They no face a horrendous schedule against the Pistons, Warriors, Raptors, Cavs and Pacers.  But like I mentioned, the Bucks, while they play down to their comp, they play up in big games.  The Pistons have been one of the biggest surprises this season, but have beaten some bad teams with a few decent wins sprinkled in.  But the Pistons have the dual front court threat of Griffin and Drummond which could destroy us on the interior and wall off Giannis.  The Warriors are getting Curry back around so that'll be a really tough game, although it's at home.  And the Raptors are the supreme of the East.  The Cavs should be an easy win, they're horrendous and IND is pretty middle of the road right now.  Anything could happen in this 5 game upcoming schedule.  But a 1-4 stint isn't out of the question.  Best case scenario, IMO, is 3-2, which would put them at 18-9.  1-4 would put them at 16-11 and suddenly beatable.  This will be a real test for them to figure it out.
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16-11 equates to 48 wins. Still better than last year.
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Anyone else excited to watch the Bucks versus the GS Warriors tomorrow? Followed by Toronto on Sunday? Big weekend for the Bucks.
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Bucks make a trade, per ESPN:

The Bucks will acquire point guard George Hill and forward Sam Dekker in exchange for guard Matthew Dellavedova and center John Henson. The Cavs will acquire the Bucks' 2021 first- and second-round draft picks, though the first may not convey until as late as 2023 because the Bucks owe a future first to the Phoenix Suns that might not convey until 2021.

EDIT: Per Woj:

Sources: Washington will join the Cavs-Bucks deal as a third team — and acquire Sam Dekker for Jason Smith and a future second-round pick. Smith and second-rounder go to Bucks.
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Milwaukee incoming-George Hill, Jason Smith
Milwaukee outgoing-John Henson, Matthew Dellavedova, future 1st rd pick, 2021 2nd rd pick

Cleveland incoming-John Henson, Matthew Dellavedova, future MIL 1st rd pick, 2021 MIL 2nd rd pick, WAS 2022 2nd rd pick
Cleveland outgoing-George Hill, Sam Dekker, 2021 2nd rd pick

Washington incoming-Sam Dekker, 2021 CLE 2nd rd pick
Washington outgoing-Jason Smith, 2022 2nd rd pick

*The Bucks protections on their 1st rd pick are as follows-1-14 in 2021, 1-10 in 2022, 1-10 and 25-30 in 2023, 1-8 in 2024, if not conveyed by 2025, Bucks send two 2nd round picks

A lot to unpack here...

For Milwaukee-this trade is a win-win-win all the way around.  The picks are going to be somewhat meaningless.  The Bucks SHOULD be good enough to negate any real value of the pick (likely in the 20's).  George Hill's contract is for $20M this year, and next year, however is only guaranteed for $1M next season if waived by June 7th, 2019.  The Bucks WILL waive the contract.  Jason Smith's contract is for $5.2M this year and is expiring.  The Bucks in essence, will have cleared $19M in salary for next summer's free agency.  This is hugely important as I've mentioned that the Bucks have Middleton, Bledsoe, Brogdon and Lopez as free agents next summer.  Theoretically, they could sign a big contract and still match some of the other free agents of their own.  That, however, would cost the Bucks the luxury tax.  The more likely scenario is the Bucks cleared cap to re-sign their own comfortably.  It doesn't mean we'll be able to re-sign all four, that isn't likely, but becomes much more feasible to keep three of the four.  

George Hill is a good, backup point guard.  He's a big guard with defensive first instincts, and a good shooter.  He will battle Connaughton, Divincenzo and Brown for minutes and allow for more flexibility.  While the Bucks won this trade contractually, talent wise they won even bigger.  Jason Smith is just a body.  I don't see him playing much at all.  I couldn't even really tell you anything he's good at.

The downside is that, while Henson was out until at least the all-star break due to injury, welcoming him back to the front court was going to be big.  Thon Maker as the backup center is just not going well.  So now, barring another move, we're going to see a whole lot of Thon which was already anticipated until February, but could be for even longer.  But with Smith expiring and Wood on a non-guaranteed deal, we have the flexibility to cut one of them to bring in another player, especially around buyout season, to bolster the front court.  

Losing Henson hurts.  Not only from a defensive perspective, but from a team perspective.  He's the longest tenured Buck, has always had a great attitude whether he was starting or benched, seemed to be a really good locker room guy.  But he's a casualty of having to re-tool the roster from prior regime's mistakes.  The Delly contract wasn't great from the beginning.  He never had great burn here, but was always a positive locker room guy as well.  I hope the team can bounce back from that loss quickly.

For Cleveland-this is a big L IMO.  CLE is going nowhere fast and they bought into an extra $20M in salary cap next season for what is likely to come to a mid 20's 1st rd draft pick.  That has been about the price for salary dump trades, however the Nuggets traded Kenneth Faried and Darrell Arthur to BKN for the same type of haul (about $20M in salary cap for a future 1st and 2nd).  The difference is BKN was only taking on one year's worth of salary as both Faried and Arthur expire this year, while CLE is paying those guys for this year and next year.  George Hill was a huge asset, an expiring $20M contract, and I thought this was very early to take on this type of deal.  

For Washington-this was strictly financial.  WAS's luxury tax bill sat around $15M this year and by trading Smith for Dekker, they cut that bill down to about $9M.  They also swapped 2nd round picks with CLE and even got CLE's 2nd (2020) before they send out theirs (2021) so a bit of a wash.

One huge caveat.  This deal was done today because today was the deadline that any team could acquire a player, then re-trade him before the trade deadline and package that player with another.  So if this deal was done tomorrow, the Bucks couldn't trade Hill with another Buck by the deadline.  That shows Horst is keeping his options open with this deal.  He's now got the expiring weapon in his pocket if he wanted to do an expiring + assets type trade on the trade deadline day.

The Bucks owe PHX a future 1st as well.  It is protected 1-3 and 17-30 in 2019, so the Bucks are likely to keep their pick again this year.  They cannot trade two consecutive 1st round picks via the Stepien rule.  The 2020 protection to PHX is 1-7 so much more likely to convey in 2020.  That means the first chance CLE can take on our pick is 2022 which is only protected for 1-10 to CLE.  That's very smart protection because Giannis's contract is up in the summer of 2021.  If he took off for another team and we went into re-build mode, the 2021-2022 season could be a re-build and we could be bad again, however we'd still own our pick if it's in the top 10 which gives us protection from being bad and having to dump our pick.

The summer of 2020 was always going to be the big one.  It was when Henson, Delly and Ilyasova's contracts came off the books.  That has moved up to this summer.  Now this summer is the one we're going to be looking at with a fine tooth comb to really look at the roster and sign players for the long term future.  Get your saddles ready...
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If Hill is serviceable, maybe he can be resigned for a lower price. Our defense is hot and cold.
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The Bucks are 18-9, 2.5 games back of TOR for the 1 spot in the East while playing 3 less games than TOR thus far.  The 76ers have really come around as well though, sitting 3rd in the East at 19-9.  The Bucks upcoming schedule is IND, CLE, DET, NOP, BOS, MIA, NYK.  As we've seen throughout the season, the Bucks will drop games they should've won, and win games that should've been losses.  But all things equal, there's no reason they shouldn't go 6-1 or 5-2.  

The Bucks beat the Raptors the other night in a grind it out win in TOR to now at minimum have a tiebreaker against TOR as they've beat them twice now.  That was quite the game.  Nobody played all that well except for Brogdon who hit two clutch 3's to win the game.  

As for Hill, it's going to be interesting to watch the rotations.  Divincenzo's shot still isn't falling, albeit he's playing sporadic minutes now and Connaughton has suddenly gone cold from 3.  Hill is going to battle those guys for minutes as the primary backup PG, off-ball 2-guard in small ball situations.  This wasn't just a salary cap move, Hill is going to play.

As for Jason Smith, I could definitely see him getting some run, but we inexplicably continue to throw Thon out there.  He can stretch the floor better than any backup big we have, but his rebounding and defensive lapses are infuriating.  Smith sets nasty screens, he's a big body and plays a lot like Tyler Zeller did for us.  Funny thing is, we traded a 2nd round pick to get Zeller for 1/2 the season last year.  We actually picked up a 2nd rounder for taking on Zeller.  That trade is looking better and better every day that passes.

I really want to see Christian Wood get into some games.  But Giannis and Ersan have a strangle hold on the PF position, so he'd only play in the backup PF role, not as a center, but I'd like to see it.  Wood operates at best when he can roam the perimeter, but also around the paint.  That's why he's been killing it in the G-League.  He plays center there and is given free reign on the paint.  

This is a good time to remind everyone we have a team option for Wood (and Connaughton) next year.  Those are extremely shrewd moves made by Jon Horst.  Those are the cheap, value type of moves really good GM's make to maximize talent on a cap strapped team.

Speaking of Horst, I want to touch on his moves he's made as a GM thus far---

-Drafted DJ Wilson-I won't hold this against him, I don't think he had much a choice with this pick and apparently was very much a Jason Kidd pick at the time
-Traded Rashad Vaughn, 2018 2nd rd pick for Tyler Zeller-it didn't work out.  Zeller was a cheap option for potentially a year and a half (had a team option) but better options came out and Zeller was released
-Traded Greg Monroe, 2019 1st, future 2nd for Eric Bledsoe-the best move he's probably made thus far.  Bledsoe has been incredible for us and may stick around as our long term PG.  This move also gave us a ton of wiggle room under the tax apron to make bigger moves later on
-Hired Mike Budenholzer (bow down)
-Drafted Donte Divincenzo-can't grade this out yet, it's still very early, but there hasn't been much production around the time DD was picked aside from Josh Okogie looking good
-Signed Ersan Ilyasova to 3/22 with a team option on year 3-a really good move, Ersan does all the little things and spreads the floor.  He's also only under what is actually a 2 year contract as his 3rd year option won't be picked up
-Signed Brook Lopez to 1 yr, minimum deal-probably his 3rd best move to this point-has transcended the offense and maximized Giannis
-Signed Pat Connaughton to 2 year deal with team option on year 2.  Another one of those moves that really maximizes a rosters talent by getting cheap, valuable talent
-Signed Christian Wood-the hard part with Wood was he wanted an NBA contract, not a 2-way.  But Horst threw him $200K guaranteed money to convince him.  He plays like a 2-way, getting a lot of run in the G-League and is patiently waiting his turn.  If Ersan or Giannis goes down, I have a lot of confidence in Wood coming up and being impactful
-Traded for Jodie Meeks for cash and a heavily protected 2nd rounder, then those protections were nullified when...
-Traded Henson, Delly, future 1st, future 2nd for George Hill, Jason Smith, 2nd rounder-instead of just taking the Hill and Dekker deal, he moved Dekker to WAS by selling that WAS could reduce their luxury tax by sending Dekker to WAS while getting back Smith and taking those protections off that future 2nd.

Rankings those moves-1) Bledsoe trade, 2) Bud signing, 3) Lopez signing, 4) Hill trade

We have a good GM, folks.
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gstacy
it all looks good, but we have the same situation as GB Packers, will we win the big one? Time will tell. But I agree, it looks like we are trending in the right direction. Better than most teams. Future looks very bright.
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gstacy
On pace for 57 wins.
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