Thursday, May 6, 2010

Good News About Bogut

I just had to post this picture, as it really did hurt the Bucks and there chances in the playoffs. The last time Andrew Bogut was in the news, it was bad news about his tough break. But now we have good news, as he is being rewarded for what he did before his season ending injury. Bogut was named to the all-NBA third team Thursday. He is the first Bucks player since Redd to be named to the team when Redd was also named to the third team following the 2003-04 season. Andrew received 149 points, and he had the highest point total of all the players on the third team. Also getting recognized on the third team was Tim Duncan, Pau Gasol, Joe Johnson, and Brandon Roy. Not a bad list of names to be joined with.

Bogut had an awesome season, and he really deserves to be on this list. He took this team and put them on his shoulders this year, which was something he really needed to do as a former number one pick. When he played the Bucks were 40-29 as a team. He didn't make it to the all-star game this year, because he was not on a great teaming coming into the season. Both Duncan and Gasol were all-stars, but Bogut still received more points then them. Al Horford stole Bogut's spot in the all-star game, but I would much rather get this award. This puts you in the top 15 players in the NBA this season, not a bad thing to be part of.

Bogut finished the season averaging a double double with 15.9 points, 10.2 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks a game. Only Dwight Howard averaged more blocks per game then Bogut. I think getting him a pass first point guard really helped him out this season. He finally got to work in the post, and really showed off his left handed hook shot that most players couldn't stop. All we can hope is that the injury heals, and he comes back strong again next season. Again congratulations to Bogut for being named to the third team. Here now, for your enjoyment, are the first and second all-NBA teams:

First team- Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Kevin Durant, and Dwight Howard.

Second team- Carmelo Anthony, Steve Nash, Amare Stoudemire, Dirk Nowitzki, and Deron Williams.

More Bucks news coming to the site on Friday, as we'll reveal the non-surprising results of this year's first Bucks Survivor poll.

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