Brandon Jennings and the Milwaukee Bucks: Fear the Deer

Brandon RibakSenior Writer ISeptember 14, 2010

ATLANTA - MAY 2:  Guard Brandon Jennings #3 of the Milwaukee Bucks loses the ball while guard Mike Bibby #10 of the Atlanta Hawks defends him during Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2010 NBA Playoffs at Philips Arena on May 2, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Hawks beat the Bucks 95-74.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)
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“If we can get our chemistry together and get on the same page, then, yes, everybody should be worried about us.”

That's what Milwaukee's young point-guard, Brandon Jennings, had to say about the teams offseason acquisitions.

With a quiet and rather unnoticed offseason touch-up, Jennings and the Bucks enter the 2010 NBA season as the dark horse of the Eastern Conference.

While all the hype surrounded the top dogs of the offseason's free agency, the Bucks front-office wisely sought out and acquired guard Chris Douglas-Roberts, veteran forward Corey Maggette and Jon Brockman via trades.

In addition, the organization recruited veterans Drew Gooden, Keyon Dooling and Earl Boykins, while still managing to re-sign John Salmons (who was a major contributor to the Bucks second half of the season success and playoff run).

Milwaukee's Andrew Bogut is already back on the court regaining his confidence after dislocating his right elbow and breaking his right index finger five months prior.

Before falling short to injuries the former first overall pick was averaging career-high numbers, knocking down 15.9 PPG and swatting 2.5 BPG (second best in the league).

With a healthy Bogut and Drew Gooden in the front-court, the upcoming of Jennings, the contributing of John Salmons and Maggette in the scoring department, and the overall support of the Bucks roster, Milwaukee could quietly emerge as the next powerhouse of the Eastern Conference. 

As the motto goes, "Fear the Deer."

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