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Gotta Get It Right

by Tom King

The NBA Draft is tonight and the Milwaukee Bucks have the #2 pick behind Cleveland. By all accounts it's a deep draft so there is still the possibility of someone making a late trade with the Bucks to get that # 2 pick. But it looks like they will have to make a selection. And despite all of the scouting and workouts and video watched it still is a huge crap-shoot. Recent NBA drafts are filled with high choices that washed out of the league quickly. And other stories abound of lower picks that blossomed and became stars. With 3 second round picks this year the Bucks have a good chance of hitting on one of those for a solid, contributing player. But if they want to make a quick turnaround and become a contender in the weak Eastern Conference they have to get the top pick right. Milwaukee has drafted in the Top 10 fifteen times in their history. here are the guys they picked...Joe Alexander, Yi Jianlian, Andrew Bogut, TJ Ford, Dirk Nowitzki, Stephon Marbury, Glenn Robinson, Vin Baker, Todd Day, Kent Benson, Marques Johnson, Quinn Buckner, Russell Lee, Lew Alcindor & Charlie Paulk. They obviously erred in trading Nowitski and Marbury early...and Charlie Paulk picked 7th in 1968 was dealt to the Royals for Oscar Robertson which led to the Bucks first title. But other than the Big Dog in 1994, Marques Johnson in 1977 and Alcindor in 1969..and maybe Bogut in 2005...you can argue that the team whiffed on all of the rest of those high picks. That cant happen this year. The Bucks are in a good spot with some talented returners, new owners who will be eager to win and can spend accordingly, and a division that is winnable. So who will it be? We will know tonight.

The Milwaukee Brewers have the most wins in baseball this morning after hammering the Nationals. It would have been easy to dismiss the teams chances yesterday after falling in 16 the night before and also giving Braun, Lucroy and Ramirez the day off. But Scooter Gennett hit a 2 out grand slam off Stephen Strasburg and much maligned Marco Estrada won his 7th game to key the victory. They welcome in Colorado for four games starting tonight. They just swept the Rockies last weekend in Denver.

Team USA plays Germany today in World Cup action at 11am. Will you be watching?

I'll be in the booth with Sean Kellerman tonight as the Woodchucks host Kalamazoo at Athletic Park. 6:45 pre game on Foxsports Radio AM1390 & FM 93.9.

Music News

Graham Nash says the proposed CSN 'covers project" is back on. The trio had recorded a number of covers including Norwegian Wood and Girls From the North Country but didnt like the results. Nash says they do have 5 songs in the can that they "really like". CSN has covered various tunes over the years including a beautiful version of the Beatles "In My Life" a number of years ago.

In My Life-Crosby, Stills & Nash (1994) from the "After The Storm" album

Blackbird-Crosby, Stills & Nash (1983) another Beatles cover that appeared on a live compilation called "Allies"