Friday, September 21, 2007

Villanueva Interviewed

HoopsHype interviewed Charlie Villanueva, who said his shoulder is “100 percent ready.”

That’s obviously very encouraging news, as the Bucks aren’t yet good enough to fight through another injury-plagued season

Also from the interview:
“Do you think Michael Redd will take most of the shots this season again or do you expect a more balanced attack?

CV: Mike is the best player on the team and everybody knows he's one of the best shooters in the NBA. He's our leader and will take a lot of shots. But I'm expecting a more balanced attack this season, with Mike leading us. We have enough talent on the team so that other players can take responsibility. We have Maurice Williams out there, Charlie Bell too... A lot of guys.”
Perhaps a question about commitment to team defense would have been more discussion-worthy than one about how the Bucks are going to score, after allowing 104.1 points per game last season.

In any event, adding Desmond Mason, Bobby Simmons, and Yi Jianlian and losing Ruben Patterson should spread the offense around a little more. Michael Redd might not average 26.7 points again, but the team has a good shot to eclipse last year’s mark of 99.7 points per game.

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