A RIVAL SCOUT SIZES UP THE BUCKS
I think Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis can coexist. The Bucks morphed a little after they acquired Ellis; they changed their philosophy, their style. They pushed the ball, got shots in transition, got a lot of secondary-break offense. They ran a lot of quick-hitter plays geared toward those two. Ellis is as close to Allen Iverson as anyone in the league. But can they hide the two defensively? ... Ersan Ilyasova matured and filled out last year. He used to be strictly a perimeter player, but last year he competed inside against bigger bodies—and he still had those perimeter skills. His effort is consistent, and his rebounding was fantastic.... Mike Dunleavy has always been consistent. He has a lot of skills: He handles, he passes, he has length. But I think he is going to have trouble playing the two this year; I don't know if he has the ability to stay in front of people anymore. He is going to have to play more three than he has before.... I like Luc Mbah a Moute. You can play him at two, three or four. His foot speed is terrific. He anticipates well. He's cut. He's a physical specimen, like a young Ron Artest. He sticks his nose in, doesn't back down.