MILWAUKEE -- Sure, the Milwaukee Bucks made the playoffs last season, but you'd be hard pressed to find anyone who thought last year's roster worked either on or off the court.
The Bucks backed their way into the playoffs with a losing record and were quickly eliminated by the champion Miami Heat. In the locker room, team chemistry was a mess. The team suffered from a lack of leadership and individuals more focused on their contract situations than how Milwaukee was performing on the court.
To their credit, Bucks general manager John Hammond and new assistant general manager David Morway realized the problems last year's roster had and didn't try to bring the majority of the team back.
Getting team owner Herb Kohl on board with a complete deconstruction of the roster, Hammond refused to give big contracts to Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis and managed to build a roster capable of competing while not overwhelming the franchise with bad, long-term deals.
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