"The reason The Bucks came so close to beating Indiana in the playoffs was that they abandoned many of the defensive gimmicks they've been using the last two years under George Karl and just got tough and physical.... This is a great one-on-one team, a great offensive team in the one through four positions. All they need is a center to block some shots, grab some rebounds and lay it in every once in a while. I don't know if Joel Przybilla is ready to do that yet.... The bad news is Sam Cassell is unhappy with his contract. The good news is that Lindsey Hunter is sitting there if Sam doesn't want to play. Hunter is a pretty good shooter and a superior defender.... For the flexible Milwaukee system, Tim Thomas fits in perfectly. He can't be guarded on the perimeter by the fours in this league.... If they don't win a round in the playoffs this year, they risk becoming one of those teams that never turns the corner. But I think they're going to get nastier, develop more of a home court advantage and find a way to get over the hump."