It was kind of hard to figure out what the Milwaukee Bucks were doing this offseason.
Allowing their entire backcourt rotation of Monta Ellis, Brandon Jennings and J.J. Redick to leave via free agency seemed to indicate a rebuilding project was about to begin. Jennings and Redick brought youngsters and draft picks in sign-and-trades, reinforcing that premise.
Then GM John Hammond used his newfound cap space on middle-tier free agents O.J. Mayo, Zaza Pachulia and Carlos Delfino before dropping a big contract extension on Larry Sanders, which seemed to indicate that contending for a playoff spot was the goal.
With 10 new players and a new coach in Larry Drew, continuity appeared to be of paramount importance. But the Bucks have been hit hard by injuries, and the season is quickly unraveling.