"The only one I really didn't care for him [to go to] is Milwaukee. I'll be honest ... it came out all wrong. [Utah general manager] Kevin [O'Connor] knew about it ... We called them, and it was because in next two weeks I had a feeling we were going to see each other extensively, so there's no reason for that [interview]."
Remember those old Fox shows, "When Animals Attack?" The 2010-11 Bucks are "When Advanced Metrics Go Wrong!!!!" They traded for an already overpaid Corey Maggette (an efficient scorer on paper, which apparently made him underrated as long as you never, ever watched him); overpaid Drew Gooden (an efficient rebounder and high-percentage shooter who holds the unofficial record for "most times a player made his coach roll his eyes and look at the scoreboard" since 2000); and took care of John Salmons (who had his inevitable post-contract year swoon). Everything made sense on paper.
Which would be fine if this were baseball. But it's basketball: a sport in which five guys have to mesh the right way (a process that often defies statistics), and also, they have to collectively give a crap about the sport and each other.
Kendrick Perkins did tell me he thinks [Andrew] Bogut is the best offensive center in the NBA.
Milwaukee has good shooters, talented players and the kind of attitude that will make them a playoff challenge -- especially if their young legs go against the elder citizens of the NBA in Boston (which right now would be the matchup).
Milwaukee #Bucks just said that Carlos Delfino's X-rays on head and neck were negative and he was released from the hospital last night.
The Milwaukee Bucks are close to signing forward Jerry Stackhouse for the rest of the season.
Stackhouse is expected to sign sometime in the coming days, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the contract hasn’t been finalized pending a physical.
The deal was earlier reported by ESPN.com and the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
The Bucks are in need of a scoring threat after guard Michael Redd(notes) tore ligaments in his left knee last Sunday and will miss the rest of the year.
Stackhouse, a 14-year veteran, was part of a four-team, eight-player trade in the offseason and became an unrestricted free agent this summer, when the Memphis Grizzlies bought out his contract for $2 million.
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