Welcome to the Brew Hoop Night Shift. Every evening at 9:00pm (central time), this all-purpose thread goes up, and the comments section is where it’s going down. What Bucks news did we not cover? What topics do you want to break down further? Or is there something non-Bucks that you want to bounce off of one another? Even something non-basketball? This is the place.
Today’s (on)topic: Herd’s New Practice Player
Bucks assign Jabari Parker to the @WisconsinHerd » https://t.co/nGtKE8GMA6 pic.twitter.com/MFp5VBG2eJ— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) December 18, 2017
Do not let the tweet fool you—Jabari Parker has only been assigned to the Wisconsin Herd so he can gain extra practice time with them, since the Herd will be practicing in Milwaukee.
Can confirm that Jabari Parker won't be playing with the Herd on Wednesday. Just practicing the next two days with the team in Milwaukee. Bucks have limited practice time due to their schedule, so this is just a chance for him to get more practice time in. https://t.co/6qEZorSDqH— Matt Velazquez (@Matt_Velazquez) December 18, 2017
This brings up a interesting scenario in which the roster flexibility that an affiliate team provides helps the rehab process. Major League Baseball teams seem to always have at least one of their several hundred affiliate teams within driving distance of the big club. This allows rehab starts to be done in a low risk environment that is not taxing on the rehabbing player to travel to. Oshkosh certainly provides proximity for some rehab game time and I am eager to see if Jabari will get some rehab starts so he can shake off the rust before his return.
Today’s (off)topic: Is Eggnog Good?
I have never had eggnog and I really don’t think I have been offered the drink. As far as seasonal drinks go, eggnog has to be the most season-dependent. Imagine drinking it during Fourth of July, it would be so out of place. Pumpkin flavored drinks have a longer calendar shelf life than eggnog. So this begs the question: is eggnog good?
Is Eggnog Good?
This poll is closed
Yes, it is yummy
No, it is yucky
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