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: Contract Values
Using @JacobEGoldstein's Value Added metric (https://t.co/7kBWK7ecfw), here's how much $ value the Bucks' players have added so far, how much they're projected to add and how that compares to their contracts: pic.twitter.com/e8TQ1hnkb0— Dean Maniatt (@AllTheBucks) January 11, 2018
We all know that former GM, John Hammond, handed out some wild free agent contracts, and the way that Brew Hoop’s International Man of Mystery was able to quantify the contractual impact relative to player performance, validates what we knew all along: the Delly and Telly contracts are bad.
The John Henson contract does not seem too bad now that Hook has put together a pretty decent first half of the season. His play so far has been a big positive and almost aligns with what his pay stub says he should be getting.
A surprise is how poorly Tony Snell is projected to live up to the first year of his new deal. He was a restricted free agent and the Bucks decided to sign him before he hit the market, so an overpay was expected. I did not think his play was that underwhelming, though. Would you rather have Snell on your roster not living up to his contract, or not have him on your roster at all?
Malcolm Brogdon being the only player on a rookie deal surpassing his value is the absolute back breaker. Although, Jabari Parker is not listed and I’m sure he has has exceeded his contractual value. It’s crazy that Brogdon and Giannis Antetokounmpo are the only two guys that are on the active roster, and that have been drafted in the last five years by Milwaukee, to exceed their monetary values.
Speaking of which, of course Giannis is on track to nearly double his contractual worth. Never doubt the kid.
Today’s (off)topic: Coloring
During lunch today, a co-worker busted out a coloring book that was filled Spirograph looking designs. She went on to explain how mindless of an activity it is and how it helps “reset” her brain. I know I get the same feeling when I play LEGO Jurassic World because it’s just a simple and visually stimulating activity. There are legit health benefits to coloring, so I have to ask: does anyone utilize coloring as a way to escape from the world for bit?
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