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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't on the on the court enough to truly turn a middling franchise on its head. So last season, the Bucks traded him to Golden State and started anew with shooting guard Monta Ellis, leaving a massive hole at the center position.
Normally a power forward, veteran Drew Gooden was asked to fill in at center and did as admirable of a job as you could expect from a guy playing out of position. He dealt with nagging injuries most of the year, finding out after the season that he had been playing with a torn ligament in his right wrist and a full fracture in his ankle.
"I was really playing banged up,&...
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ST. FRANCIS, Wis. This time last year during Milwaukee Bucks training camp, Tobias Harris was in a hospital bed.
Dehydrated and diagnosed with a blood disorder, the then-19-year-old hadn't gotten his career off on the right foot. Throw in a lockout-shortened season, and Harris truly got the short end of the stick when it came to his NBA introduction.
So this offseason, Harris...
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....
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...
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...