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ST. FRANCIS, Wis. Milwaukee Bucks coach Scott Skiles has always claimed defense as his calling card. But last year, especially after the Bucks shipped center Andrew Bogut to Golden State for Monta Ellis, defense became the Bucks' most glaring weakness -- both in the frontcourt and backcourt.
With Ellis and point guard Brandon Jennings together in the backcourt, the Bucks were, however, one of the fastest, highest-powered guard combinations in the league. Milwaukee had offense, but without a firm defensive standard, the Bucks seemed doomed from the start.
This season, Skiles is determined to get back to that defensive standard without it being at the expense of his offense -- a delicate balance that could very well mean the difference between the a trip to the postseason and many key officials getting a change of scenery next season.
"We felt like going into last season, one of the things we talked about with the guys was could we keep our defense similar to the year bef...
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ST. FRANCIS, Wis. Brandon Jennings has heard all summer long how the Milwaukee Bucks backcourt of him and Monta Ellis is too small, too offensive-minded, and too lackluster on defense to succeed together in the NBA. And he's not afraid to hide his disdain for those assumptions.
So he and Ellis came to an agreement before Bucks' training camp is set to start on Tuesday....
MILWAUKEE For the better part of seven seasons, the Milwaukee Bucks were confident they boasted one of the best centers in the NBA. As the No. 1 overall pick in the 2005 NBA draft, Andrew Bogut carried the brunt of the Bucks' hopes for success in the past decade.
The problem, however, was that it was never that simple. With just one full, healthy season to his name, Bogut wasn...
#20 - Milwaukee Bucks2011/12 Record: 31-35, no playoffs2012/13 Projected Record: 38-44, possible playoffs
Key Additions:Samuel Dalembert - CenterJohn Henson - Power Forward/CenterDoron Lamb - Shooting GuardKey Departures:Carlos Delfino - Shooting GuardShaun Livingston - Point GuardDepth Chart:Point Guard: Brandon Jennings, Beno UdrihShooting Guard: Monta Ellis, Doron...
Andrew Bogut leaned back in a folding chair, arms crossed over his new white Warriors home jersey.
The 7-foot center, making his first formal appearance in a Golden State uniform since being acquired in a trade from Milwaukee last season, grinned at the mass of reporters gathered around the table in front of him as part of the Warriors' media day.
Bogut joked about asking the...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Andrew Bogut leaned back in a folding chair, arms crossed over his new white Golden State Warriors home jersey.
The 2.14-meter (7-foot) center, making his first formal appearance in a Golden State uniform since being acquired in a trade from Milwaukee last season, grinned at the mass of reporters gathered around the table in front of him as part of the Warriors...