Bucks GM: We Are Not in Tank Mode
Bucks general manager John Hammond said the team’s burgeoning youth movement should not be mistaken for surrender.
“Some people use these words like ‘tanking,’ so to speak,” Hammond said at a news conference to introduce (Brandon) Knight and small forward Khris Middleton, also acquired in the trade. “We’re by no means in that mode whatsoever.
“We’re trying to remain competitive. I think we can be a competitive team. But also we really want to start focusing on the youth of this team and start talking about things like a championship-caliber team. Can they develop into a core like that? I think they can.