Thursday, January 10, 2008

The Bucks Will Serve Your Head-Scratching Transaction Needs!

One of the things I like about the NBA is the predictability of teams.

For instance, you KNOW that at some point JJ Redick, Walter Hermann and Kyle Korver are going to wind up on the Pacers eventually because they just fit that whole "streaky-shooting white guy with no defensive skills" mold.

You also know that at some point Ron Artest and Rasheed Wallace (probably in the twilight of his career) will end up on the Knicks, because they just fit too perfectly into the Knick's age-old "we are a safe haven for thugs" mold.

I could go on and on, but this brings us to the rumors that Zach Randolph could be on his way to the Bucks. On one hand, he is a great fit in New York because he is a complete thug that could body double in the movie Young Frankenstein, but he almost makes more sense on the Bucks because they have a penchant for making that move. You know which one I am talking about. The move that makes everyone watching on the sidelines say, "Um...are you sure that this is a good idea? I, uh, I really don't know about this one."

Think about it and look at some of the moves the Bucks made over the past few years:

-The Bucks get Charlie Villanueva for T.J. Ford. NO ONE says that the move is a slam dunk, but rather "I dunno...this huge brow guy was someone that everyone said was drafted too high...and now that our point guard is finally healthy you are trading him? I hope this pans out."

-They sign Bobby Simmons from the Clippers after only a short time doing well. (golf clap)

-They draft Andrew Bogut first overall over Deron Williams, Chris Paul, Raymond Felton...hold on, let me catch my breath for a second....Andrew Bynum, David Lee, and Danny Granger. Somehow Fran Vasquez's talents elude a Bucks jersey.

-The team at one point considers Ruben Patterson a vital cog on its roster. Yep.

-They draft Yi Jianlian despite the fact that he says he doesn't want to play for the Bucks and has questionable skills (-except when posting up chairs in draft tryouts...he is the man at doing that).

It's quite amazing actually. Looking at the Bucks roster is like following a trail of tears, where you can actually pinpoint the moment where the franchise was laced with another bad move. If it weren't for Michael Redd, who I am CERTAIN is either going to ask for a trade soon or kill himself in a blaze of glory (can I suggest Michael Hutchance-style?), the franchise would be perennial cellar-dwellers.

So THAT'S why Z-Bo to the Bucks makes so much sense. He just would be another forehead smack for Bucks fans. It's only a matter of time before dog-fighter Qyntel Woods and JR Smith join the Bucks path to glory.

I can't wait!


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