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Thursday, June 28, 2007

Tucker Is Desert-Bound

Alando Tucker's pro career will begin in the same locale that launched Wisconsin's previous career scoring leader: Phoenix.

Congratulations to Tucker for being selected by the Suns with the 29th pick of the 2007 NBA Draft, becoming the fifth Badger to ever be selected in the first round. Michael Finley was also drafted by the Suns after his senior season, with the 21st pick back in 1995. By sneaking into the top 30 picks, Tucker will sign a guaranteed contract with Phoenix. In addition, the Suns ain't a bad team. A fun style of ball to play, too, wouldn't you say?

Draft day saw a number of significant moves take place, but so far, Yi Jianlian is still a Milwaukee Buck. Pity. He was one of two players I absolutely wanted to avoid at the No. 6 spot. I knew Mike Conley would be gone, but I was holding out hope for Jeff Green until the Boston-Seattle trade was announced. Word was the Celtics had interest in Yi. Then GM Larry Harris passed on Corey Brewer -- yeah, another year of soft players and no defense!

For now, the Milwaukee motto will be straight outta the Bible: "Seek Yi First" ... print up the T-shirts now!!

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