Sunday, January 25, 2009

Milwaukee Wins The Battle, But Loses The General

That's right, I made a lame military reference. But its an apt comparison. The Bucks beat the lowly Sacramento Kings 106-104, during which Michael Redd left when he came down awkwardly on Luke Ridnour. An MRI this morning revealed a torn MCL and ACL, effectively ending his season and maybe Milwaukee's.

Now maybe Sessions makes up some of the scoring, Bogut comes back, and CV and RJ step up as scoring leader and they still make a run towards the playoffs. That would be fine, but I always had a feeling that this is a Bucks team, when healthy, would make waves in the playoffs. This virtually assures that this season will be lost in mediocrity. Milwaukee was 5-9 without Redd when he had his ankle sprain.

The Bucks could also be more susceptible to trades although Redd most likely isn't going anywhere.

Milwaukee gets the recently hot Minnesota Timberwolves Monday night at 7:00 pm. The game will be televised on FS Wisconsin.

TBC Player of the Game: Francisco Elson - 10 points, 12 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks, and 5 steals.


Anonymous said...

Let me preface my comment by saying that I'm not rooting for the Bucks to tank this year. But if this injury to Redd causes the Bucks to head south down the stretch, then Hammond should try to take some more salary off the books (i.e. Sessions).

Overall I hope they overcome this crucial blow & make the playoffs. This team has been really fun to watch this season & I wish them the best!

Anonymous said...

I pretty agree with exactly 100% of what you said, prebably couldn't state it any better.

Anonymous said...

I obviously meant probably...

Anonymous said...

Talk about burying the lead ... the Bucks are toast without Redd.

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