|The Bucks need to be more patient if they hope to become a contender|
When Brandon Jennings picked the Bucks to beat the Heat in 6 games in the first round of the 2013 NBA playoffs, everyone thought he was out of his mind. Jennings' delusion is representative of the franchise's overconfidence in its ability to compete with top level teams. That mindset was on display when the Bucks traded for J.J. Redick at the trade deadline.
Prior to the trade, a number of contenders were rumored to have interest in acquiring Redick. It made sense for teams like the Spurs, Clippers and Pacers to trade a draft pick or a prospect for a dynamite 3PT threat and a solid perimeter defender to improve their chances at making a deep run in the playoffs. The Bucks had an extremely small chance at making it to the finals at the time of the trade deadline, however, they were the team that ultimately traded young prospects (Tobias Harris and Doron Lamb) to acquire Redick.