Ravens-Browns Review, Milwaukee Bucks Offseason Report.

Posted: 09/28/2012 by levcohen in Basketball, Football


Spread: ravens favored by 12 points

Over/under is 42

my prediction: Ravens- 26, Browns- 14

ravens cover


Results: Ravens- 23, Browns- 16.. Correct pick, incorrect spread pick, correct over/under

Milwaukee Bucks:

Key additions: Ersan Ilyasova (re-sign), Samuel Dalembert (trade), John Henson (draft), Doron Lamb (draft), Joel Przybilla (FA)

Key losses: Shaun Livingston, Kwame Brown, Jon Leuer, Jon Brockman

Grade: C+

The Bucks are an average team, and they had an average offseason. They added and kept a lot of big man depth. Ilyasova, Dalembert, Henson and Pryzbilla are all big men. They obviously wanted some depth down low, and they got it, as they now have the four I mentioned, and Drew Gooden. They have a dynamic guard duo in Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis. However, both Jennings and Ellis are somewhat selfish with the ball. It’s hard to win with two guards who hog the ball, so while I do think the Bucks have the talent to make some noise, they probably won’t finish higher than 7th or 8th in the conference.

Last year’s starting lineup (after trading Andrew Bogut for Monta Ellis):
PG: Jennings
SG: Ellis
SF: Carlos Delfino
PF: Ilyasova
C: Gooden

Projected starting lineup:
PG: Jennings
SG: Ellis
SF: Mike Dunleavy
PF: Ilyasova
C: Gooden

Roster (Usual active 12 in italics):
PG: Brandon Jennings, Beno Udrih
SG: Monta Ellis, Doron Lamb
SF: Mike Dunleavy, Tobias Harris, Luc Richard M’Bah a Moute
PF: Ersan Ilyasova, Drew Gooden, John Henson
C: Samuel Dalembert, Larry Sanders, Ekpe Udoh, Joel Przybilla

Projected minutes:
PG: Jennings (33), Udrih (12), Ellis (3)
SG: Ellis (33), Lamb (11), Dunleavy (4)
SF: Dunleavy (24), Harris (12), Ilyasova (12)
PF: Gooden (20), Ilyasova (15), Henson (9), Sanders (4)
C: Dalembert (23), Udoh (13), Sanders (8), Henson (4)

Projected minutes for each player:
Ellis: 36
Jennings: 33
Dunleavy: 28
Ilyasova: 27
Dalembert: 23
Gooden: 20
Udoh: 13
Henson: 13
Udrih: 12
Sanders: 12
Harris: 12
Lamb: 11

Last Year’s stats for each player:
Ellis: 20.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 6 assists, 1.5 steals per game
Jennings: 19 points, 3.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 1.5 steals per game
Dunleavy: 12 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists per game
Ilyasova: 13 points, 9 rebounds per game
Dalembert: 7.5 points, 7 rebounds, 1.7 blocks per game
Gooden: 14 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists per game
Udoh: 5.5 points, 4 rebounds, 1.7 blocks per game
Udrih: 6 points, 1.5 rebounds, 4 assists per game
Sanders: 3.5 points, 3 rebounds, 1.5 blocks per game
Harris: 5 points, 2.5 rebounds per game

Each player’s strengths:
Ellis: dynamic, good shooter, 3 point distance, steals
Jennings: passing, scoring, dynamic, steals, athletic, youth
Dunleavy: 3 point shooting, rebounding, defense
Ilyasova: scoring down low, rebounding
Dalembert: defense, rebounding, blocks
Gooden: scoring off the bench, rebounding, passing
Udoh: rebounding, blocks
Henson: rebounding, defense, youth
Udrih: leadership,defense, passing
Sanders: blocks
Harris: depth
Lamb: youth, FT, scoring off the bench, 3 point shooting


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