If you are a bit behind on our coverage, let me point out that we have already discussed the off-season efforts of both Brandon Jennings (Podcast # 4) and Ersan Ilyasova (Podcast # 3), and recently caught you up on Andrew Bogut, Keyon Dooling, Stephen Jackson, Jon Brockman, and Jon Leuer (Podcast # 6). Miss a little, miss a lot.
In this episode, Frank Madden and Steve von Horn continue the roster tour with updates on Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, Shaun Livingston, and Larry Sanders. If you can't listen to the audio right away, we provide a quick rundown of all the things touched on in episode seven after the jump.
We touch on the following topics:
- Luc Richard Mbah a Moute's status as a restricted free agent, and the issue of how the Bucks should value his defensive abilities when forced to express their feelings in hard dollars. How much money would be too much to pay for a player that couples top-shelf defensive talent with well below-average offensive output?
- When it comes to the quality of perimeter defense, how much better is Luc than someone like Carlos Delfino? What makes a great perimeter defender in the NBA?
- Shaun Livingston's injury history, and his possible role on the Bucks as a bigger ball handler playing for a coach that isn't afraid to put two PGs on the court at the same time.
- The curious case of Larry Sanders. Is he making efforts to become a better rebounder, or is focusing on his jump shot in his Summer training regimen? We argue that any work he puts into becoming a more dedicated rebounder will provide a bigger payoff than anything else when he gets back in a Bucks uniform.
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