Rewind the clock back 12 months and pundits were toying with the idea that the Bucks could be giant-killers of the East.
A late season surge had led the Bucks to the 2010 playoffs, and Milwaukee had taken Atlanta to seven games without the reinvigorated Andrew Bogut.
Now, there appears to be more questions than there are answers.
At their best, the Bucks are very good. They even knocked off the Lakers at Staples Center. But can they be contenders?
If Bogut stays healthy?
If Jennings takes his game to a new level?
If Stephen Jackson fits the mold?
Here, we break down the cavalry, and find the answers.
Note: Due to the current NBA lockout situation, only players contracted for the 2011-12 NBA Season are considered.