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#5161 DTIII™

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Posted June 24, 2016 - 12:42 PM

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#5162 lakerfan98

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Posted June 24, 2016 - 01:32 PM

"We can debate forever whether Thon Maker will be the next Giannis Antetokounmpo or the next Joe Alexander or someone in between like John Henson.

What isn’t debatable is this: Maker, the Bucks’ top pick and the 10th overall selection in Thursday night’s NBA draft, is represented by Mike George of Excel Sports Management.

Excel, headed by Jeff Schwartz, has become the unofficial representation of the Bucks. Just peruse the Bucks’ roster and you’ll see it’s littered with Excel clients: Kris Middleton, Michael Carter-Williams, Jerryd Bayless, Rashad Vaughn, Tyler Ennis and now Maker.

But Excel’s clientele with the Bucks is much more extensive. Marc Lasry, one of the Bucks’ tri-majority owners, is a buddy of Schwartz’s. And, perhaps most importantly, so is Bucks head coach Jason Kidd, whom Schwartz started representing when Kidd was being paid to play the game.

Schwartz’s influence on the Bucks and their decision-making simply can’t be understated. Does anyone really believe some of those previously mentioned players would be on the Bucks if they weren’t part of the Schwartz family?

Schwartz’s influence probably also explains why the Bucks have made two of the biggest “reaches’’ in the draft the last two seasons.

Last year, when most teams projected Vaughn as a late first-round, Kidd and Co. selected Vaughn with the 17th overall pick. Vaughn, a likeable young man, conceded his rookie season was rough: He averaged 3.1 points while shooting 30 percent from the field.

This year, Kidd drafted Maker, who most NBA officials projected in the 16-to-20 range. Like in last year’s draft, the Bucks passed on safer picks like PF-C Domantas Sabonis, who went 11th to the Magic, and guard Denzel Valentine, who went to the Bulls at 14. Valentine, many NBA officials contend, was one of the most NBA-ready players in the draft. He has the capabilities of stepping in and playing immediately. He would have seemingly been the perfect complement as a secondary ballhandler with Antetokounmpo playing the point.

When a general manager was asked Friday his choice for the biggest surprise in the draft, he replied, “Besides Milwaukee?’’

Asked to expand on his thoughts about the Bucks picking Maker, he said, “It was surprisingly high for him. I had him going in the early 20s.’’

So, in the last two drafts now, Kidd has taken “reaches’’ on players with alleged big upsides but also players who are represented by his buddy. It’s not the ideal way to run a business."

 

If I were a Bucks fan and I read this I would probably wouldn't be a Bucks fan anymore.  How do you run your team like this?    



#5163 GCMD

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Posted June 24, 2016 - 02:36 PM

If it works out, cool.  If it doesn't, someone will be getting fired...and it won't be the agents.


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Posted June 24, 2016 - 06:45 PM

So...when is the Ingram/Zubac introduction?


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Posted June 24, 2016 - 06:54 PM

So did anyone catch Ben Simmons dropping his Sixers jersey???


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#5166 DTIII™

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Posted June 30, 2016 - 10:00 AM

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Posted June 30, 2016 - 10:12 AM

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It's been almost a week...there HAS to be something other than this out there...what's taking them so long?

 

Is Ingram refusing to show up or something?  LOL...


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Posted June 30, 2016 - 10:25 AM

So...when is the Ingram/Zubac introduction?

every top rookie has been introduced BUT ingram

 

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Posted June 30, 2016 - 10:26 AM

every top rookie has been introduced BUT ingram

 

lol

 

It's possible they are trying to coordinate with Zubac...maybe he hasn't gotten here (US) yet.


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Posted June 30, 2016 - 10:31 AM

Lakers do this every year.. usually between free agency and summer league. they probably wont get nothing done until next week, most likely.


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Posted June 30, 2016 - 10:40 AM

Yeah waiting for Zubac


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Posted August 30, 2016 - 10:30 PM


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Posted February 27, 2017 - 06:21 PM

Prospects aren't you guys' forte

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Posted February 28, 2017 - 08:12 AM

Please do not bump old threads






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