The Bucks’ Knight Gambit

For the last year, we have seen #OwnTheFuture plastered everywhere on anything and everything produced by the Milwaukee Bucks. Videos. Towels. Posters. And yesterday, it was plastered all over their trade of Brandon Knight for Michael Carter-Williams, Tyler Ennis and Miles Plumlee. In Knight, the Bucks had found something that they couldn’t control. By playing at such a high level this season, Knight had, in a way, hijacked the Bucks’ future. Despite owning his rights in restricted free agency, the Bucks had no control over how much competing teams may have bid for the 23-year-old point guard, and thus no…

Quick Fixes for the Bucks

Editor’s note: Minutes after this post went live, the Bucks traded Brandon Knight to the Suns in a three-team deal. In return, Milwaukee received point guard and reigning NBA Rookie of the Year Michael Carter-Williams from Philadelphia, as well as point guard Tyler Ennis and center Miles Plumlee from Phoenix. Expect Eric to have a lot more on the ramifications in the next Quick Bucks. And now, enjoy this week’s edition.   The Bucks have been one of the biggest surprises in the NBA this season, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t areas in which they can improve. A young team should always be…