The Bucks picked up Carlos Delfino this summer at a very reasonable $3.2 million per year, part of their “we’re not tanking, but we are reshaping the roster and we’ll not be all that good” strategy (which was led by getting O.J. Mayo).
Now the Bucks are going to be without Delfino for most of training camp at least due to a setback with his surgically repaired foot, reports FoxSportsWisconsin.com. He was wearing a walking boot during media day Monday.
“I had a fracture five months ago and I had surgery,” Delfino said. “I had a little setback the last couple of days. We don’t have a timeframe. They are taking pictures and we’re going to know more in the next couple of days. I can’t wait to get on the court.”
We’ll see how long this lasts, but foot injuries can be tricky, what with the job of an NBA player being to run up and down a hardwood floor and all. Delfino averaged 10.6 points per game points per game last season, shooting 37 percent from three.
Delfino will backup Caron Butler, who will start at the three. While Delfino is out young players Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo will get a lot more time. For a young player in training camp, that is a good opportunity; we’ll see what they do with it.
Hassan Whiteside defends himself when questions about his maturity early in his career with the Kings arise:
“That was a long time ago,” Whiteside said. “If they want to think about things that happened four, five years ago, that’s up to them.
“I don’t think it’s something that should follow me, but I really don’t know right now. That was years ago. Things didn’t work out in Sacramento. I worked my way to get back here. I could’ve easily gave up and went back home and just chilled. But I put in the work, and I feel like I’m a hard worker or I wouldn’t be here.”
But then he does something like this.
Rodney Hood got the Jazz to overtime.
Gordon Hayward took it from there.
This extends Utah’s win streak to eight games and snaps a 10-game losing streak in Dallas. The last time the Jazz won in Dallas? Mavericks guard Deron Williams started – for Utah.*
*Those Jazz brought Paul Millsap, Kyle Korver and Wesley Matthews off the bench. Dang
Up three points and the final seconds winding down, the Mavericks had a great chance to intentionally foul Trey Lyles (a 62% free-throw shooter) with his back to the basket.
Instead, they allowed Rodney Hood to hit this shot and get the Jazz to overtime.
The Bucks led the Celtics led the Bucks by 19 in the fourth quarter and four in the final minute.
But Boston completed its comeback when Jerryd Bayless committed a boneheaded foul on Kelly Olynyk with a second left, shoving Olynyk in the back on the inbound. Olynyk sunk both free throws to tie the game.
Then, Khris Middleton got Bayless off the hook.
Middleton drew a foul on Avery Bradley, who was trying to contest the game-winning shot. The Milwaukee wing made one free throw then intentionally the second, and Jae Crowder couldn’t replicate this.