NBA.com/D-League: Darington Hobson impressed in his first D-League start, scoring 22 points and hitting the game-winner with 21 seconds to play, as the Mad Ants eked out a 104-103 win over Canton. Hobson converted 6 of 10 field goal attempts and 9 of 10 free throws, while scoring 11 points in the decisive fourth quarter.
The Bucks assigned Hobson to the Mad Ants on Thursday, and he debuted with them just a day later, coming off he bench and scoring 2 points in limited action. Clearly, having some practice time with the team paid dividends for both Hobson and the Ft. Wayne.
Journal Sentinel: Of course, the reason the Bucks sent Hobson to the D-League is that Milwaukee has a good problem: too many rotation-worthy players and not enough minutes. The first week is a far cry from a season ago when the Bucks lineup was disemboweled by injury. The “quandary” should only get worse: Luc Richard and Tobias should be back soon. What remains to be seen? How players like Drew Gooden react to the DNPs that may arise on a semi-regular basis.
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BasketballReference: It’s a small sample, and not even a random one. The Bucks have played three games against teams that weren’t good enough to make the playoffs last season. But Brandon Jennings’ numbers can’t be ignored. He’s being more efficient, but efficiency is strolling hand-in-hand through the daisy field with production. He’s actually seventh in the league in scoring, while taking and converting better shot choices.