jakecronus8 wrote:I blame ownership/front office for the Bogut era not being what it should have been. Watching Bogut in college is depressing. He was so confident in everything he did. The Bucks blew their opportunity in the moves that followed that summer. They should have sat on cap space and let Bogut be the #1 option from the start, while pulling an OKC and acquiring picks and young assets. Instead they give Redd the max, bring back Gadz, overpay Simmons, and trade for Magloire. They then move Bogut to the 4, and relegate him to a garbage man role on offense while letting the guards shoot them out of games. Destroyed the confident all around beast that Bogut was. To me the turning point of the franchise was giving Redd the max and going for it rather than the rebuild that was gifted to them.
I love this post. Just an amazing and unique argument. Bogut was such a gifted player to watch in college. He had all the tools. After 5 years in the bucks organization, he made it on the NBA third team as primarily a defensive specialist. We f*cked up a player who had a ridiculously high ceiling.
In his first couple years, if we had tried to instill confidence in him instead of just treating him like ur average rookie I think his career could have turned out completely differently. More than anything else, THAT'S what the Aussie posters especially should be mad about when it comes to Bucks fan's ripping Bogie, if he goes to a team that committed to building around him instead of trying to fit him into one ill-advised 8th seed run after another he is a top ten NBA player right now. This guy was a young player with Tim Duncan potential and we relied on him -forced him is more accurate- to fill the role of a Marcus Camby.
The cool thing about thinking about Boguts career this way is that it allows us to blame Beaker more than just about anyone in the Bucks organization for him not turning into our franchise cornerstone lol...