Predicted Finish For Milwaukee Bucks: 2010-11
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J.A. Adande, ESPN.com | Adande's picksThe league's most useful roster: John Salmons, Brandon Jennings, Andrew Bogut, Corey Maggette, Drew Gooden, Ersan Ilyasova give Scott Skiles all kinds of options, and you know he'll force them to play defense.
Chris Broussard, ESPN Mag | Broussard's picksMade great moves without signing a big name. Corey Maggette provides major scoring pop off the pine, and Drew Gooden is a younger version of Kurt Thomas. If Andrew Bogut is healthy, Bucks will be dangerous. "Young Money'' (B Jennings) has fire in his eyes and wants to solidify his name among the top points.
Chad Ford, ESPN.com | Ford's picksThe keys are Andrew Bogut and the development of Brandon Jennings. Bogut claims he won't be 100 percent, which could pose issues. Jennings got off to a hot start before cooling in the second half. If he takes better shots and cuts down on TOs, the Bucks should be able to repeat last season's success.
Zach Harper, Daily Dime Live | Harper's picksThe Bucks still don't have a star go-to player, but Brandon Jennings' patience and Milwaukee's new role players will give the offense enough direction during crunch time. However, do the Bucks have enough outside shooting between Jennings, Carlos Delfino and Ersan Ilyasova to keep the floor spaced and the offense flowing?
John Hollinger, ESPN.com | Hollinger's picksFear the Deer? Yes. The Bucks will eliminate last season's massive free throw disparity with human foul magnet Corey Maggette, and they'll have John Salmons for 82 games instead of 30. Andrew Bogut's elbow is a legit worry, but the good news far outweighs the bad.
Tim Legler, ESPN | Legler's picksI'm not sure what Brandon Jennings is going to be. He caught everyone by surprise in the beginning of last season, but then his numbers began to fall off. He has to find a way to make other people better. He's a young guard; he'll figure it out.
Chris Sheridan, ESPN.com | Sheridan's picksIf Andrew Bogut's arm was 100 percent healthy, I'd have them right there with Orlando contending for the No. 3 spot in the East. No disrespect to Keyon Dooling, but I think they'll miss Luke Ridnour more than they imagined. A 5-10 win improvement on last season's 48 wins seems within reach.
Marc Stein, ESPN.com | Stein's picksThere will be too much focus on the top of the East ladder, thanks to Miami and Boston, for the Bucks to get much notice. But if Andrew Bogut's health cooperates after that unspeakably gruesome elbow injury, these guys will give Chicago its biggest push in the Central. And if the Bulls keep racking up injuries ...
Michael Wallace, ESPN.com | Wallace's picksIf Oklahoma City was the surprise in the West last season, the Bucks fit that description in the East. Coach Scott Skiles and guard Brandon Jennings are back for another playoff push. The Bucks added nice pieces to the bench. And if Andrew Bogut can stay healthy, fear the deer this year.
Brian Windhorst, ESPN.com | Windhorst's picksDespite his ball-hogging reputation, Corey Maggette is one of the NBA's most efficient scorers. He's now joining an excellent perimeter with Brandon Jennings and John Salmons on a sleeper team. Andrew Bogut isn't 100 percent yet, but if he recovers, the Bucks will have a nice season.
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