Twitter: Joel Przybilla has decided to play this year, but he hasn’t picked a team yet and he isn’t planning to do so anytime soon. Both Jason Quick of the Oregonian and K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune are reporting that Przybilla wants to spend time with his family in Wisconsin through Christmas.
What does that mean? Clearly, if he wanted to play with the Bucks, he could sign now and still be around his Wisconsin family for the holidays. He would be busy, of course, but he would be close to home.
The problem for the Bucks, should they still want Przybilla, is that the Bulls recently became suitors for his services when Kurt Thomas left them to sign a two-year deal with Portland. (He’ll be 41 when the deal ends!) In addition to offering a desirable location, Chicago can offer a chance to play with a contender.
Bucksketball: At Media Day, Herb Kohl shared his thoughts on competitive balance and the new CBA.
Twitter: According to Gery Woelfel, when Darington Hobson signed his contract Saturday, he got a two-year, partially guaranteed deal worth $1.4 million.
NBA.com: With Luc coming back and Hobson getting a partially guaranteed deal, the roster long shots are longer than ever. In total, the Bucks took 17 players to training camp. Among the list of players is Tulsa 66ers forward Marcus Lewis (6’8″, 254) who, with 76 rebounds in 6 games, is the D-League’s leading rebounder.
Lewis also played with UW alum Brian Butch in the Pan-Am Games, and he hit the winning shot in the United States’ win over the Dominican Republic in the bronze medal game. Like Lewis, Butch also drew interest from the Bucks, but he signed a non-guaranteed contract with the Hornets, a team with far fewer roster spots sewn up.