Now this isn’t going to turn into an Yi situation, where you’re like the Chinese media and all we’re going to talk about is Jon Leuer? Just kidding. No, Jon was great. He’s been good since the beginning of camp. You know, we probably should have played him more last night. He’s earned his minutes out there right now. — Scott Skiles, to the assembled Milwaukee media in his post-game interview
Youtube: Jon Leuer impressed in his Bradley Center debut last night, scoring 14 points and collecting 8 rebounds, including a ferocious rip away of a missed Kevin Love jumper as time expired. With Drew Gooden suspended and Luc Mbah a Moute out with a knee injury, the Bucks turned to the rookie Leuer (that’s LOO-uhr, for folks outside of Wisconsin) and he did not disappoint.
That’s a nice string of highlights, especially for a second-round pick of whom little was expected.
Brew Hoop and We’re Bucked: As Alex Boeder and Jake McCormick point out in their game recaps, Brandon Jennings have been subtly efficient in his first two games, and Andrew Bogut may have found a jump shot that was A.W.O.L. last season.
Racine Journal Times: Considering that the season is only two games old, the Bucks have had their fair share of drama at the backup center position. First, Charlotte feasted on the Bucks when Bogut rested. At the end of that run, Gooden got tossed for a flagrant foul… and got suspended for the next game. Then in the T-Wolves game, Bogut fouled out just as in Love and Minnesota started to make a late push.
A stable backup for Bogut could do wonders for this Bucks team, which has looked promising against a pair of non-contenders.
Bill Duffy, Przybilla’s agent, attended the Bucks-Minnesota Timberwolves game Tuesday night at the Bradley Center.
Afterward, Duffy told The Journal Times that the Bucks are still pursuing his client.
“They made it clear how much they want him,” Duffy said. “I think it would be a good fit.”
Przybilla, 31, is drawing interest from several teams, according to Duffy. While Duffy wouldn’t reveal those teams, league sources said Miami and the Los Angeles Clippers are among them.
The Bucks don’t have the star power of the Heat or Clippers (sounds funny to say that, right?), but they do offer the comforts of home and a gaping hole in their rotation. It will be interesting to note the team Przybilla picks, should he choose not to retire.
Twitter: Carlos Delfino, who has missed the first two regular-season games, went for an MRI on his injured wrist early this morning.