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Milwaukee Bucks : NBA Offseason (draft, trades, and free agency)

Published on September 12, 2012 by Scott Shirley   ·   No Comments

Milwaukee:  NBA Draft Grade B

(14) John Henson, PF; (42) Doron Lamb, SG

The Bucks are set in the backcourt with Brandon Jennings and Monte Ellis they just need help in the frontcourt. With the Bucks trading Andrew Bogut they really need up front. That’s why I like the pick of Henson here.

Henson is the second best-shot blocker in college basketball ; he has very long arms and a long wingspan that help. Even when he doesn’t block shots, he alters a lot of them. He is also very mobile in the paint. Henson is a very effective rebounder on both ends of the court. He improved his offensive game this year especially around the basket, but it still needs work. He developed a pretty nice jump hook last year; but he needs to do better from the free throw line. Henson most improvement came in his jump shot. At 210 pounds he really needs to add weight and get stronger.

I also really like their pick of Lamb; I thought he would have been gone by them. Lamb is by far the second best shooter in this draft class. The Bucks could use some more shooters and Lamb will gave that to them off the bench.

Offseason/ Free Agents and Trades: Grade D

- The Bucks resign power forward Ersan Illysavoa. The Turkish player had a breakout season for the Bucks last year.

- The only other really move the Bucks made was to sign Joel Przybilla as a free agent.

-Before the draft he Bucks traded Jon Brockman, Jon Leuer, and Shaun Livingston to the Rockets for center Sameul Dalembert.

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