Sunday, April 5, 2009

Welcome to Milwaukee Salim Stoudamire

"Who the hell is that dude with the crazy hair next to Bogut?"

That was my first reaction upon seeing last night's game. I obviously hadn't heard the big news. Sharpshooting Arizona guard Salim Stoudamire is a Buck. I love it. No, Salim isn't going to make a huge impact and he might be a bit of a flake, but the man has a skill. There is always room at the end of the bench for players who have a skill.

Be it a defensive specialist, a free throw shooter to ice games, an athlete for energy or a great shooter, if you have one incredible talent you can make an impact.

If you don't believe me watch Kyle Korver on the Jazz.

Stoudamire is a lights out shooter who has drifted around the league finding more problems with coaches than minutes with other players. Everyone deserves a clean slate though. The fact that the Bucks saw someone who had some talent out there and decided to take a shot is encouraging. Why waste the roster spots on the Eddie Gill's of the world when you can take a look at a guy who could fill a specific role on a good team?

Yet another encouraging sign that John Hammond knows what he is doing.


  1. I believe Salim had issues with Grampa Lute when he was at Arizona. I think he was suspended the day they played MU.

    Eric Maynor + Jerel McNeal = Playoffs

  2. Eric Maynor + Jerel McNeal = Charlie Bell

  3. Rather Charlie Bell five years ago