Can Redick Push Bucks to Higher Seed?
On an NBA trade deadline that lacked star-power, the Bucks believe they made a deal that will help them lock down a playoff spot and move up the Eastern Conference ladder.
The move, general manager John Hammond said Friday, is a ”win-now” proposition for a team currently in the eighth and final playoff spot in the East.
”This comes down to us trying to win; us trying to remain competitive,” Hammond said. ”We’re hoping to get an uptick from this. We haven’t been playing quite as well lately and we’re hoping we can at least solidify this eight-spot. We’d like to move up, try to get the seven, the six … whatever we can do. This, for us, trying to get a piece like J.J. (Redick) is about us trying to win games.”