A look into the Milwaukee Bucks’ offseason moves, and how their season may unfold.[caption id="attachment_11169" align="aligncenter" width="612"] Photo Credit: Jeffrey Phelps / AP[/caption] Who’s the last legitimately good Bucks power forward? Anthony Mason? Tyrone Hill? Vin Baker? The Bucks have lacked a power forward for as long as I can remember, but Ersan Ilyasova came closest to living up to that title this past season, ending up with 13 points and 8.8 rebounds as his season averages, despite starting just 41 of his 60 games played. Strong numbers for a player who at 24 has only just started to scratch the surface of his expanding game, which included hitting his threes at close to 46%, field goals at 49%, and free throws going down at 78%. The Bucks were forced to use the undersized Drew Gooden at C for the majority of the season, attempting to replace the double double threat of former top pick Andrew Bogut. Bogut was dealt to the Golden State Warriors after seven ‘solid’ seasons, often injured and playing through pain. They parted with the big Aussie’s talents after he was mired in the least productive season of his career since his rookie year, ultimately succumbing to a season ending ankle injury that shelved him after just 12 games played. The trade netted the Bucks high wire speed merchant Monta ‘don’t call me Scooter’ Ellis, pairing with Brandon Jennings to be one of the more intriguing and difficult to defend backcourts in the entire NBA. Ellis took a while to adjust to Scott Skiles offensive schemes, dropping across the board after his arrival in Milwaukee, but the team went 12-9 with him in the lineup, an improvement on the 19-26 record prior to him joining the club or game’s missed due to injury. Jennings is the key to their long term success, as the point guard he has to share with his teammates better and look to pass first, shoot second. Not shoot first, second, third, then pass. He has swagger and a quick left trigger, and is capable of spectacular plays and clutch shots, reminding many of Kenny Anderson when he first came in for the Nets in the early 1990s. The Bucks are a deep team - guys like Beno Udrih, Mike Dunleavy, Drew Gooden and new acquisition Sam Dalembert have all been starters for a number of teams, with varying levels of success. Udrih is as solid a back-up point guard as you’ll find, but after a career year in Sacramento, he didn’t seem to mix well with Jennings, nor did Skiles instil the trust in him that he did in Ellis once he arrived. Dunleavy saw a change in roles as he became a hired gun off the bench, scoring in bunches and actually putting up better stats as a bench player rather than a starter, and perhaps most importantly bringing a professional approach with not even a hint of displeasure at coming off the bench. The team drafted human pogo stick John Henson with the 14th overall pick, and his speed and athleticism will see him be on the end of a few alley oops this season, as well as some spectacular blocks like he did in college. His frame needs bulk added; he’s a thin stringbean at only 220lb, not ideal for a post player, and hopefully he ends up more Josh Smith rather than Tyrus Thomas. Ekpe Udoh was another piece that came over in the Ellis/Bogut swap, and in 11 starts he put up a very solid line of 10.8 points and 5.7 rebounds, along with 1.8 blocks, the latter being a stat that will guarantee him minutes. Along with Udoh, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute and his phenomenal name showed statistics don’t always tell the truth, proving to be a perfect glue guy despite underwhelming numbers, albeit he started more games than he probably should have. Scott Skiles will continue to shape these guys in his image: tough, unrelenting, and playing hard until they have nothing left. The addition of Dalembert and a full season of Ellis should see this team go close to making the playoffs, but unless the Bulls fall from grace I don’t see them improving enough to make it in the end. Projected record: 40-42, 3rd Central Division.