Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Bogut, Villanueva Out for Season [David Stefanini]

The Milwaukee Bucks today got horrible news. Their center and forward positions took a huge hit when they learnt Charlie Villanueva and Andrew Bogut are out for the remainder of the season. I guess we can eliminate the Bucks from playoff contention. Going into tonight they were already 6 games out of the final playoff spot in the East, after this news they have no shot of catching the Magic for the 8th seed.

This is a team who has been stuck with the injury bug all year. Early in the year their All-Star Michael Redd missed a significant amount of time with an injury. It seems most teams are getting hit with the injury bug. The Lakers, Knicks, Nets, Bucks, Heat, Celtics, and numerous other teams have been struck with this bug.

Only the teams who find a way to win a few games when key contributors go out remain in the playoff hunt. The other way of staying in the playoff hunt is to play in the Eastern Conference, but that is another story.

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