2010 NBA Draft: Xavier Henry Is the Running Mate Brandon Jennings Needs

June 17th, 2010 by Jesse Motiff Leave a reply »
The Milwaukee Bucks were one of the biggest surprises in the NBA this past season. After eight consecutive seasons of never finishing with more than 42 wins, they won 46 games, finished second in the Central Division, and pushed the Atlanta Hawks to a seventh game in the first round of the playoffs.

The season seemed lost after Michael Redd went down with a second major knee injury, but after a mid-season trade for John Salmons, the team caught fire and turned into one of the most dangerous teams in the league.

Although the future is uncertain for both Redd and Salmons with the Bucks, the team has two giant pieces to the puzzle, Brandon Jennings and Andrew Bogut, already in place. 

Jennings was the steal of the 2009 draft, and he turned himself into one of the top young point guards in the game, while Bogut evolved into a complete center before his season ended in early April with a dislocated right elbow and broken right hand.

While no one will consider them an early favorite for the 2011 title, they have All-Stars at two very key positions, something not many teams can boast about. They won't have a lot of salary cap room this ...

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