It's tough to be a Milwaukee Bucks fan. Once again we found our team in the basement of our division. Yes, injuries plagued the team this year. Yes, there were real playoff hopes for the team. Losing Michael Redd showed us that this team is not that deep. Lose one great player, and our playoff hopes are dashed. The Boston Celtics are one game away from going to the next round of the playoffs, and they have accomplished that feat with injured stars.
The Milwaukee Bucks final record stands at 34-48. They had the worst record in the division, their longest winning streak for the year was three games, and the Bucks record for road games was 12-29. Milwaukee could have made the playoffs with a losing record. Detroit was the eighth seed with a 39-43 win-loss ratio. That fact makes one wonder what could have been if the injury bug had not struck.
What are the bright spots to build upon for 2009? One can hope that Redd stays healthy. The same can be said for Bogut. The team played hard this season, and few expected the Bucks to stay in the playoff hunt for as long as they did. They won seven more games when compared to the previous year, and the team has meshed well with Scott Skiles coaching style.
I look forward to the NBA draft, and a healthy Bucks squad for the 2009-2010 season.