Charlie V: New Team, New Year
Posted Aug 1 2006 9:02PM
Ready to Roll with Milwaukee
Posted by By Charlie Villanueva, Aug. 1, 2006
The second game of our 2006-07 schedule, on Nov. 3, my new team -- the Bucks -- play against my former team, the Raptors, in the Air Canada Centre. I think it is going to be weird for me, at least in the first quarter, but once I get into the game I think that I will feel fine. I am not worried about having to defend Chris Bosh because it was something I always did during practice last season. Between Chris and I, it will be a battle. I know what he does best, and he knows what I do best -- so throughout the game it will be: Let the best man win.
When I initially came to Milwaukee, General Manager Larry Harris was one of the first people I met. He was thrilled to have me as a part of the team. He told me that the most important piece of the puzzle that I bring to the organization is my versatility. He was most excited about pairing me up with Andrew Bogut, who was in the same Draft class as I was. Andrew Bogut was the first overall pick in the 2005 Draft and I was the seventh. Mr. Harris was very energetic about the upcoming season and told me that he knows the future is bright. And I absolutely agree with him. I think our future is very bright. I believe that Andrew and I complement each other very well. Both of us are unselfish players and we both just got done enjoying very successful rookie years in the league. While Andrew and I both have room for improvement, I truly believe that the future in Milwaukee is bright. So bright, in fact, that I look forward to winning the Central Division with the help of my teammates.