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Milwaukee Bucks err in signing another big man in Joel Pryzbilla

Joel Pryzbilla and the Milwaukee Bucks have agreed to a one-year, $1.3 million-dollar contract according to multiple reports. Let me pause for a brief second to contain my excitement over this deal.

Get real!

This deal makes absolutely zero sense. Why General Manager John Hammond would go sign yet another big man baffles me? I am not even going to bore you with Pryzbilla’s mediocre career numbers and his minor impact on NBA basketball games over the course of his lackluster, injury-riddled 13-year career spanning four NBA cities.

Hammond, whose been known to be a ‘creative’ GM and head coach Scott Skiles, whose been known to use interesting combinations on the floor, have outdone themselves this time around.  Bravo gentleman!

Let’s see how many 6-10+ guys the Bucks can jam on the basketball floor at one time. Furthermore, let’s obtain a copious amount of frontcourt players and give them inconsistent minutes and shuffle the rotation more than a deck of cards at the World Series of Poker.

As many positive attributes as Scott Skiles brings to the table as an NBA head coach, one of his glaring weaknesses is his erratic rotations and players not exactly being comfortable and confident in their respective roles.

With the current mess Hammond has created, Scotty should really excel with making players’ lives miserable this upcoming season.

Pryzbilla does have value as a rugged, tenacious rebounding backup center to an NBA team. At 33, there’s no reason to believe that he doesn’t have a couple of somewhat productive seasons left. With that being said, that team is not the Milwaukee Bucks in 2012-’13.

The Bucks should be focusing on the continued development of Ekpe Udoh and Larry Sanders. Giving John Henson serious floor time so he can blossom into the potential star player that I believe he can be. And letting the ‘Haitian Sensation’ Samual Dalembert work the pivot 30-minutes per game.

Lest us not forget that Ersan Ilyasova, Drew Gooden and Tobias Harris need to get their piece of the pie too.

Pryzbilla gives Milwaukee eight players 6-8 or taller to pair with perhaps the smallest backcourt in the NBA, Doron Lamb and a gaping hole on the wing.

Funny ha-ha or just plain funny? You be the Judge!


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