Monday, December 28th, 2009 at 10:39 pm  |  17 responses

Take a Seat, Bogut & Redd

Well, Brandon Jennings overcame his recent struggles to post a great line, but that wasn’t enough to right Milwaukee’s sinking ship in the Bucks’ 10-point loss to Charlotte Monday night.

Never a coach to take kindly to uninspired play, Milwaukee’s Scott Skiles placed the blame for the Bobcats loss firmly on the shoulders of his team’s two highest-paid players, Andrew Bogut and Michael Redd. How do we know this? Skiles didn’t let either of them get a second of playing time in the second quarter.

As the AP game story (linked to here via USA Today) says,

Skiles contemplated lineup changes before the game but decided to “give it another game and see how we do.”

He changed his mind after the Bobcats outscored the Bucks 33-14 in the second quarter to take a 56-34 lead.

Bogut, who went 1 for 6 in the first half and Redd, who was 0 for 4, were on the bench to start the second half. And the teams’ second- and third-leading scorers stayed there.

Needless to say, this is not the best way to make Redd tradeable.

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  • hellyea

    The Bucks. Are going downhill.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty


  • Fat Lever

    No PT in the 2nd Quarter or 2nd half? Conflicting facts.

  • AnsonPanson

    man this is killin my fantasy team… got bogut and jennings…

  • http://www.cracked.com litetitan

    nice…surely Redd and Bogut could have done SOMETHING, with a few more minutes in the game. So did they not play the second quarter, or the second HALF or both…?? There was two different comments in the post.

  • http://www.cracked.com litetitan

    Scott Skiles is on some ‘I OWN you’ type gear…

  • BeMahboz

    wait a minute hellyea bucks been downhill
    i dont think u can go anymore downhill after the departure of Charlie V.and Redd aint never healthy.O and they traded Richard Jefferson

  • Atrain

    could care less about redd but bogut has to play they need him out there

  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    meh, some coaches are just wack.

  • LA Huey

    Damn it! I swear Mike D’Antoni is just out to ruin…er..never mind…

  • Dfrance

    Sounds like they didn’t play the whole second half. At times these coaches act like these are college or HS players. You shouldn’t use a game to try and send a message to your players. Scold them at halftime, after the game, but you have to put your best players on the floor. I don’t see how benching your leading scorers will help the team win but hey, i’m not an NBA coach.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    Skiles = retarded

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    but dont get it twisted, im really glad he is retarded. Thanks for the win last night Scottie!

  • http://www xiaonan

    REDD should be traded. unless he would rather to be a second or even third scorer next to Jennings and Bogut. cuz his potential has been already depleted. it turns out he should give way for those young men.

  • Atrain

    redd should be traded to get rid of that horrible contract

    I think Skiles is a good coach for the most part but he shouldn’t have benched Bogut the other options are brutal

  • AlbZ

    Redd for T-Mac. Haha.

  • anton

    the boxscore says that bogut finished with 19 minutes and redd finished with 17 minutes. my powers of deduction tell me that they played a tiny bit in the 2nd half but not very much at all