Yesterday I was thinking that the expiring contracts of Dan Gadzuric and Michael Redd could bring talent to the Bucks, if the Bucks were willing to move them.
Now Gary Woelfel of the Racine Times is suggesting the Bucks are indeed willing to move them. The Bucks apparently are shopping Redd’s monster number and they have offered Gadzuric and SG Charlie Bell to the Warriors in exchange for SF/PF Corey Maggette.
This is all very good news for Bucks fans. Not only are the Bucks aggressively trying to improve, it appears they have their eyes on decent players, if Maggette is a representative sample.
Maggette isn’t going to set the Earth on fire, but he’s certainly an improvement over the players the Bucks would be giving up.
I have Maggette producing around .500% in two seasons with the Warriors, and slightly better in the one season of his with the Clippers that I analyzed, 2007-08. In that season, by my calculation, he had a winning percentage of .634%, so it might be that the Warriors system doesn’t agree with him.
Plus he’s the physical kind of player that might thrive under Scott Skiles. And he would have to be an upgrade over the aforementioned stiffs.
But at this point its all rumor and speculation. We are entering the silly season.