NBA.com: Bogut voted to All-NBA Third Team
Big congratulations to Andrew Bogut for being named to the All-NBA third team, the first Buck to be named to an All-NBA team since Mike Redd was also a third teamer in 03/04. Dwight Howard and Amare Stoudemire were the centers on the first and second teams, while Bogut was the leading point-getter on the third team. Pretty damn good company even among the third choices: Brandon Roy, Joe Johnson, Pau Gasol and Tim Duncan. In case you're curious, the Bucks have only had three players named to the first team in franchise history--Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (four times), Marques Johnson (78/79), and Sidney Moncrief (82/83).
Paschketball: Hammond speaks
Jim Paschke has a couple videos at Bucks.com from John Hammond's end-of-season press conference (the first is up top) which are definitely worth a look. And big thanks to Jim for delivering so much great video content all season long (makes my job a lot easier).
JS: Stackhouse to hit beach, consider future
Next up for Jerry Stackhouse: some well-deserved rest. Tom Enlund spoke to Stack before he hit the beach but it'll probably be a while before there's any decision about his future. I think that's just as well for the Bucks--as much as Stack offered an occasional boost off the bench and was a great locker room addition, it wouldn't be a bad thing for the Bucks to find a younger solution to shore up their swingman rotation. And of course the first priority will be keeping John Salmons.
"Right now, I'm a little exhausted so it's hard to say what's really going on," he said. "But I think once you take some time off, you start to miss it and you're raring to go again. I'm quite sure I'll feel that at some point. But I'm not feeling it right now.
"I think I can definitely do it, but you have to prepare to have one more (season). You just can't come out and say, 'I want to play one more.' You can come back and just be on the team, but to really come back and be a part of what's happening and try to compete, which is what I would like to do, it starts in the summer.
"It doesn't start in October when everyone comes back to training camp. I've got to make up my mind."
Woelfel: Babcock a fan of Hayward?
We had a little bit of conversation the other day about Butler forward Gordon Hayward--seems like his lean frame and lack of top shelf athleticism has you guys a bit skeptical. Understandable. But what do the Bucks think about him? Dave Babcock might have given some hint when Gery Woelfel asked him for his NCAA tournament picks on March 17. One of Babcock's picks for the final four?
"Butler. I think Gordon Hayward is a star player and they got some good inside players like (Matt) Howard and their point guard (Shelvin) Mack is a tough kid. I think they could do some damage.’’
Nice call, Dave. I'll admit this isn't proof that Babcock (or the rest of the Bucks' brass) want Hayward at #15, but I'd assume the Bucks like him enough to give him a long look over the next month. For more, check out a recent scouting report DraftExpress did on the Butler sophomore.
A large part of the variation in scouts’ sentiments about Hayward is his physical profile. While he has excellent size for a NBA small forward at, he spent a great deal of time at the power forward spot last season and lacks the prototypical athleticism that would allow him to seamlessly transition his game to the next level. He’s not terribly explosive and will have to answer some questions about his lateral quickness and defensive ability. But he also has positive attributes. He displays good speed and shows tremendous body control. His ability to use those tools to effectively complement his outstanding basketball IQ and perimeter stroke remains a subject of debate.
2010 NBA Mock Draft - ESPN
In his first full mock draft, Chad Ford has the Bucks taking Xavier Henry at #15.
John Salmons might end up opting out of his contract, and the Bucks would love to put another blue-chip prospect in the backcourt with Brandon Jennings.
Henry already has an NBA body and can shoot the lights out. He's a little one-dimensional, but he could step in and immediately fill a role for Milwaukee.