Central Notes: Bulls, Pacers, Bucks

Former Bucks lottery pick Joe Alexander is on his way to Italy.  Earlier today, David Pick of Eurobasket.com (on Twitter) heard from Alexander’s agent that he’ll be heading to Sardinia’s Sassari.  Things didn’t work out as planned for Alexander in the NBA, but as he explained in an interview earlier this year, he believes that a dysfunctional regime in Milwaukee hampered him as much as injuries did.  Here’s more from the Central Division..

  • Instead of making bold moves, the Bulls are keeping their team exactly the same and betting on their rookie coach, Fred HoibergScott Davis of Business Insider writes.  The Bulls handled their biggest priority when they re-signed Jimmy Butler to a five-year, $90MM deal. Now, Chicago is hoping that it was Tom Thibodeau‘s bumpy relationships with some players that kept them from winning it all rather than any shortcomings on their roster.
  • With the contracts of Jordan Hill and Chase Budinger expiring after the year and Solomon Hill‘s rookie deal holding an option for his fourth year, the Pacers should have plenty of room to make free agent moves next summer, Mark Montieth of Pacers.com writes.
  • The Bucks are equipped to win now and also build toward something greater for the future, Tim Cato of SB Nation writes.  Cato also looked at how new addition Greg Monroe will fit in and how big of a step Giannis Antetokounmpo could take this season.
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One thought on “Central Notes: Bulls, Pacers, Bucks

  1. Chuck Myron

    Hard to see exactly what the long-term plan is in Indiana, but I have to think Myles Turner is a huge part of it.


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