No they are not in the playoffs, but the Milwaukee Bucks are working to get back into the dance for 2012. Their first step to doing that was picking up Carlos Delfino's last year of his contract, which they did on Tuesday. I really think the concussion that held Delfino out of the line up for a long time hurt us this season. He is just a solid player, and can play tough on the defensive side of the ball. He averaged 11.5 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 1.6 steals a game in his 49 games. He missed 32 games because of that injury.
Before Delfino got hurt he started the season off hot. When he came back you could tell he was rusty from not being able to do much while he was hurt. Giving him a 3.5 million dollar option is a good start for the Bucks as they try to get back to the playoffs. Next they need to find a team leader, because that is what we lack right now.
In other news, the Rockets are looking for a new head coach. Why not look at Milwaukee assistant Kelvin Sampson? The guy has formed Brandon Jennings into a NBA point guard, and seems to be someone everyone will listen to. I know the NCAA has its rules, and they should be followed. But Sampson shouldn't be held in contempt for his collegiate indiscretions forever. His work with Jennings proves that he would be able to produce a lot of NBA talent from the collegiate ranks. Personally, I'd like to see him stick around with the Bucks, but his time will come soon where he will get a head coaching position.