2009-10 Record: 46-36
Second place, Central Division
Lost in first round to Atlanta
G: Charlie Bell
G: Brandon Jennings
F: Carlos Delfino
F: Ersan Ilyasova
F: Luc Mbah a Moute
C: Andrew Bogut
C: Dan Gadzuric
G: Luke Ridnour (unrestricted)
G: Royal Ivey (unrestricted)
G: Michael Redd (player option)
G: John Salmons (player option)
G-F: Jerry Stackhouse (unrestricted)
C: Primoz Brezec (unrestricted)
C: Kurt Thomas (unrestricted)
Areas of strength:
Extremely well-coached. Defensive toughness.
Shooting in short supply again if Salmons leaves (barring rebirth of Redd).
Two stats that matter:
1,675 -- Milwaukee's FT attempts, fewer than their opponents made (1,692).
12 -- The Bucks' increase in victories from 34 to 46 was most in East.
The Way to Go:
This team is set up to be a bigger free-agent factor in 2011. Need for offense is dire enough that Milwaukee could trade up in the draft for the right potential scorer/creator.