Nov 7, 2014; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks guard Jared Dudley (9) during the first quarter against the Detroit Pistons at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports
When the Bucks acquired Dudley from the Los Angeles Clippers, the Clippers were so desperate to get rid of him that they parted with a first round pick to sweeten the deal.
The Clippers felt that Dudley was hobbled, that he was washed up, and they just wanted to move on.
In conversation with Zach Lowe on The Lowe Post Podcast earlier in the season, Dudley revealed that he never really got the type of rest or recovery time that he needed in LA. He played injured because that’s what was asked of him.
As such, Bucks fan could be forgiven for not knowing what to expect when Dudley joined the squad.
The former Boston College man went on to play 72 games on the season though, with injuries only really becoming an issue down the stretch.
Dudley didn’t necessarily always look healthy, and his consistency could definitely improve, but it’s hard to be too critical of him in that department considering the low base he came from in terms of fitness.
For March and April in the regular season, Dudley only averaged 18.7 percent on his three-point attempts, but it seems like that could be down to conditioning as much as anything else.
Speaking of which…
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