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Bucks look to push tempo after trade for Ellis
Still, getting a top-10 scorer in a five-player trade with Golden State will be a significant addition for a team that already was trying to play a quick transition offense with center Andrew Bogut out injured. Now Bogut is gone for good, sent to the Warriors along with Stephen Jackson.
“My first thing I said was, `Well, it looks like we’ll be running a lot more,’” point guard Brandon Jennings said. “A lot of just up and down buckets, a lot of fast breaks. That’s when I got more excited.”
The Bucks sent Bogut and Jackson to the Warriors in a trade Tuesday night, getting Ellis, forward Ekpe Udoh and the expiring contract of Kwame Brown in return. Ellis and Udoh didn’t play against Cleveland on Wednesday night, but could be in uniform for Friday night’s game _ which, coincidentally, is at Golden State.
Bucks general manager John Hammond said Bogut and Jackson must complete their Warriors physical examinations before the trade is complete and Ellis and Udoh can play for Milwaukee. Hammond was hopeful that would happen before Friday’s game.
“We have our fingers crossed,” Hammond said.
“We’re going to do some great things here,” Ellis said.
“He’ll take a lot of pressure off me, just in general,” Jennings said. “I won’t feel like I have to go out there and score so many points for the team. Now I can go out there and run the point guard a little bit more, get more assists. That’s something I love to do.”
“We’re pretty wide open right now anyway,” Skiles said. “We’re pushing the ball up the floor, and we’ve got multiple ball handlers out there. We’re taking early shots if they present themselves. Hopefully, we might even get a little bit quicker. Certainly Monta’s quick _ very quick. And hopefully we’ll continue to kind of play in that style and move the ball around and cause people problems.”
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