After a year, how's our head honcho doing? Clearly he's helped to establish a new culture, and it's refreshing to hear outsiders compliment our team on being professional from top to bottom. But he's made some puzzling personnel moves that have contributed in part to the migraine of a summer ahead.
The more I look at John Hammond's comments over the course of the past year, the more I worry. He seems to still be feeling things out, with no plan (the lack of a plan is somehing he's mentioned). He readily admits now that Alexander (upside & athleticism, the bad G.M.'s dream and curse) was a mistake. He doesn't seem to have a head for statistics or cap figures, qualities that will leave him prey to more modern G.M.'s (oh, what I would give for a Presti, Morey or even Pritchard). Also, in retrospect his one home run so far, drafting Mbah A Moute, seems to be a typical poor G.M. move (taking a third option from a big name school) that happened to work out (didn't realize what they had until summer league). Even within the organization it seems as though Dave Babcock may have made a better choice.
My nightmare is that we won't retain Sessions or Villanueva, we'll draft a turnover prone tweener like Earl Clark and try to make him a power forward, and we won't make the additional moves necessary to make things work. Pessimistic? Yes. But I just do not have faith in our G.M. after going back and reading through interviews. He seems like a nice enough guy to run a team into the ground, I just don't want it to be the Bucks.