Originally written on Hoops Manifesto  |  Last updated 10/1/12





#20 - Milwaukee Bucks

2011/12 Record: 31-35, no playoffs

2012/13 Projected Record: 38-44, possible playoffs  



Key Additions:

Samuel Dalembert - Center
John Henson - Power Forward/Center
Doron Lamb - Shooting Guard


Key Departures:

Carlos Delfino - Shooting Guard
Shaun Livingston - Point Guard


Depth Chart:

Point Guard: Brandon Jennings, Beno Udrih
Shooting Guard: Monta Ellis, Doron Lamb
Small Forward: Mike Dunleavy, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute
Power Forward: Ersan Ilyasova, Drew Gooden
Center: Samuel Dalembert, Ekpe Udoh


The X Factor:

Brandon Jennings

Jennings has shown steady growth over his three-year NBA career - can he make the next step this season and become an elite point guard?


Summary:  

There are few backcourts in the NBA as explosive as Milwaukee's combo of Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis.  With Ersan Ilyasova improving year over year in the frontcourt, the Bucks are a real playoff threat in the East this season.



NBA Preseason Power Rankings

#21 - Cleveland Cavaliers
#22 - New Orleans Hornets
#23 - Washington Wizards
#24 - Toronto Raptors
#25 - Sacramento Kings
#26 - Phoenix Suns
#27 - Houston Rockets
#28 - Detroit Pistons
#29 - Orlando Magic
#30 - Charlotte Bobcats
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