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Milwaukee Bucks: Is Tough Early Season Schedule Too Much?

Troy SparksContributor INovember 11, 2008

Too bad, so sad for the Milwaukee Bucks. 

Michael Redd still isn't ready to play.  Richard Jefferson is holding down the fort as best as he can.  They're not grasping the concept of defense yet. 

And the Bucks have to play on back-to-back nights at least eight times before year's end.

But there's an upside to this fiasco.  Tomorrow, they host the San Antonio Spurs. 

Now is the time to kick the Spurs while they're down.  They have only won one game.  Tony Parker, after scoring 55 points last week, is down for a while.  And so is Manu Ginobili.  But there's still Tim Duncan and Michael Finley.

I can understand why center Andrew Bogut accepted being benched in Boston, and didn't not playing much in that game.  Charlie Villanueva was benched too.  Coach Scott Skiles will play whoever knows how to play defense at the NBA level.

If Moses Malone was on the current Buck team, he would've slapped Bogut upside the head for a lack of effort.  Sidney Moncrief would've been in Charlie V's grill.  Bring back Alvin Robertson, who was on the All-NBA defensive team.

Let's see how the Bucks do this week, starting in Cleveland tonight.  And we'll say that the Bucks will lose to the Spurs and the Boston Celtics this Saturday at home.

So who's better at guard, Luke Ridnour or Ramon Sessions?  I think Ridnour should continue as a starter and Sessions can come off the bench.  In recent games, both have been on the floor together. 

Package Redd and Dan Gadzuric and ship them off in a trade.  Danny G wore out his welcome, and Redd won't accept being a second fiddle to Jefferson. 

If I'm the Bucks, I take my lumps now and rebuild in two years.

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