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News » Milwaukee Bucks Getting Inside 2008-05-28

Milwaukee Bucks Getting Inside 2008-05-28

Milwaukee Bucks Getting Inside 2008-05-28
Contrary to public sentiment, new Bucks general manager John Hammond doesn't have any intentions of making massive changes to the team's roster this summer.

Hammond said he believes the Bucks' roster has several "assets" on it, and is especially intrigued by the talent and potential of center Andrew Bogut and power forward Yi Jianlian.

Hammond has also publicly stated he likes the Bucks' starting backcourt of point guard Mo Williams and shooting guard Michael Redd, whom he called a "great player."

The one position Hammond said he'll likely address, though, is small forward. Veterans Desmond Mason and Bobby Simmons manned that spot last season and produced modest results.

Ideally, the Bucks want a small forward who has a well-rounded game and doesn't have the limitations of Mason -- no perimeter game -- and Simmons -- no interior game.

SEASON HIGHLIGHT: Not many expected rookie point guard Ramon Sessions to play much this season, much less set a franchise single-game assist record. But Sessions, an unheralded second-round pick, recorded 24 assists against the Bulls on April 14. Sessions eclipsed a record that had stood since Oct. 31, 1968. That's when Guy Rodgers had 21 assists in the sixth game of the franchise's history. Sessions' 24 assists were also the most recorded in the NBA this season, surpassing Chris Paul's 21.

TURNING POINT: Heading into March, the Bucks were still in the hunt for an Eastern Conference playoff spot. The Bucks had won three of their previous four games and seemed poised for a playoff run. Instead, they lost to the Nets 120-106 and proceeded to lose nine of their next 10 games and 12 of their next 14.

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