Bucks at a glance
Terry Porter did a masterful job getting the Bucks to finish .500 and make the playoffs. It'll be tough (impossible?) to repeat that.
Their high-octane offense (98 ppg; fourth in the NBA) will be without the Ford that made it go: second-year point guard T.J. could miss the season with a back injury.
|The starters: Take away Redd and you have a bunch of sixth men.|
|PF||Joe Smith||Mediocre numbers (12.8 ppg, 7.2 rpg) sum up his career||7|
|SF||Keith Van Horn||16.1 ppg in regular season, 8 in playoffs. Same old story||7|
|SG||Michael Redd||A marked man after dropping 21.7 ppg||8|
|PG||Mike James||Can't shoot, but at least he can pass to Redd||5|
|BENCH||Desmond Mason can fill it up and fly. But Ford fillers Erick Strickland and Mo Williams are mediocre at best. And center Daniel Santiago is a stiff.||6|
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