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Milwaukee Bucks: 3 Players That Are Most Expendable

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Matthew SundbergCorrespondent IIMay 31, 2012

After staying at the No.12 pick following the lottery, the Milwaukee Bucks are looking forward to an exciting 2012-13 season.

Speculations have begun on who the Bucks will draft and what moves in free agency they will make. Needless to say, there will be some fresh faces in a Milwaukee uniform.

The real question is, what faces can the Bucks rid themselves of?

 

Kwame Brown

Monta Ellis was acquired in a trade last season from the Golden State Warriors.

Unfortunately, so was Kwame Brown.

Brown is one of two centers currently on the roster, but that shouldn't deter the Bucks from clearing roster space.

Kwame signed a one-year, $7 million contract with the Warriors before being shipped to the Bucks. He tore a pectoral muscle in January and never saw the floor for the Bucks.

He shouldn't.

At 6'11", Brown is dubbed as one of the biggest draft flops of all time. He's a career 6.8 PPG and 5.6 RPG player.

CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 22: Carlos Delfino #10 of the Milwaukee Bucks moves past Loul Deng #9 of the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on February 22, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the Bucks 110-91. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledge
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The Milwaukee Bucks will address their big guy concern this offseason. Whether it is through the draft or a free-agent signing, it will be addressed.

Next please.

 

Carlos Delfino

Starting 54 games for the Bucks last season, Delfino has worked his way to being a fan favorite in Milwaukee.

However, he may now be in a system where he doesn't fit.

If Ersan Ilyasova is re-signed and a big man found, Delfino could soon find himself in a spot of irrelevance. Milwaukee is excited about the continued development of Luc Mbah a Moute and getting Tobias Harris more experience.

This doesn't leave much room for the spot shooting Delfino.

Averaging 9.0 PPG and hitting 36 percent of his threes, look for Carlos to be used as trade bait in the upcoming season.

 

Shaun Livingston

The starting backcourt of Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis has Bucks fans on edge for the season to start. I don't think that fans are coming out to see Shaun Livingston.

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The well-traveled guard will most likely...be more traveled.

The Bucks announced that backup point guard Beno Udrih signed his player option earlier this month, further strengthening the Bucks toughest position.

A point guard by trade, Livingston found little success this year averaging about 18.8 minutes a game and only 5.5 points. Usually playing the off guard spot, Livingston never seemed in place within Scott Skiles' system.

The Bucks should look for a productive 2-guard to come off the bench to back up Ellis, possibly in a trade with Livingston and the aforementioned Delfino.

Milwaukee is coming off a disappointing end to the 2011-12 season and looks to right the ship moving forward. A huge step was the addition of Ellis, and the coming moves are imperative.

The new faces in green could be the key to getting the Bucks over the hump this season and back to contenders in the East.

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