Even though the Bucks' season isn't over (technically), this off-season will have critical implications. The major pieces involved include Monta Ellis, Brandon Jennings and Jim Boylan. Many Bucks fans are tired of the status-quo, so I have been thinking about possible scenarios for what could, should and may happen this 2013 off-season.
1. Jim Boylan is likely to be replaced. He did a good job for some time, but the team has collapsed as of late. Barring something miraculous happening vs. the Heat in the playoffs, I have to think this isn't going to work out for Jim.
2. Monta Ellis will opt out of his deal (thank god!) and we once again will be short one 'camera
worthy' player, (who cares). My belief is that Sam Dalembert will also be gone and if we could (God willing) find a way to get rid of Drew Gooden, all would be right with the world. The jury is still out on what we do with JJ Reddick.
3. Most importantly, does Brandon Jennings find a market for his services and is there the one team out there willing to offer him a max deal? If the answer to question 1 is yes, do we match said offer?
So back to my point, which is the Bucks will likely have a good amount of money to play with. No matter how unlikely some of these scenarios seem and should BJ3 jump ship, here is the rebirth wish list for Milwaukee via ESPN's 2013 FA Class:
(note: ** means if BJ3 leaves)
1. O.J. Mayo
2. Andre Igoudala
3. Josh Smith (reason being #3: probably will go somewhere else)
4. Al Jefferson
4b. Paul Millsap
5. Kevin Martin
6. COREY BREWER
7. Jeff Teague**
8. Roddy Beaubois
9. Devin Harris **
10. Kyle Korver
Replacement ideas for Jim Boylan: Brian Shaw,
Doug Collins (nah, he turned us down once), Stan & Jeff Van Gundy, Byron Scott if he leaves Cleveland, P.J. Carlisemo (if not retained), Maurice Cheecks, Armond Hill (Celtics assistant).
Hate it, love it, throw out your ideas and discuss.