TCPalm.com carried an article today featuring Larry Sanders and his return to Port St. Lucie High for a youth basketball camp. In addition to describing his affordable camp for 7-14 year-olds, the story includes Sanders view on the lockout, which he says is “a lot to think about.” After mentioning Sanders’ view that it is too early to discuss contingency plans, there’s this eye-catching sentence:
Some players – including Bucks point guard Brandon Jennings – have talked about playing overseas if games start to be missed.
which, of course, is probably a throwaway line since Jennings is not a free agent and wouldn’t be able to get the permissions needed to the point where a FIBA team could sign him. But given his overseas history, it still merits mention.
Bucks Blog: Last week, the Journal Sentinel’s blog brought up an underrated point from the three-team trade: Udrih and Jackson are bringing three NBA rings from their time in San Antonio to a Bucks team that had no championship experience last season.
Badger of Honor: Dan Sinclair takes a look at UW’s Jon Leuer’s place in the logjam of Milwaukee Buck power forwards.
And then, of course, anytime you can work the unofficial name of the New Zealand’s national basketball team into the mix, well then, you have to do it. (It has nothing to do with race, by the way.) Evidently, the NBA lockout pleases the Kiwis, as it takes Andrew Bogut off the Australian team — without the NBA’s insurance coverage, he’ll forgo the risk of playing internationally. Don’t worry about schadenfreude, New Zealand; Wisconsin feels the same way about Bogut’s elbow getting lots of time to heal.
Afternoon Postscript: Bucks.com has been reduced to photos of Bango, Energee!, Summerfest, and David Stern (plus lots of ads for tickets), but there is still enough there to let us know that it’s Beno Udrih’s birthday! He turns 29 today.