Commentary

Bucks not living up to hype

The team everyone expected to make the leap this season can't get over the hump

Updated: December 4, 2010, 4:42 PM ET
By Tom Haberstroh | ESPN Insider
Andrew BogutGary Dineen/Getty ImagesBogut's struggles are just one component of the Bucks' woes.

Heading into the season, the Milwaukee Bucks were widely considered to be knocking on the door of the Eastern Conference's upper echelon. Over the summer, an ESPN panel of 93 NBA contributors forecast that the Bucks would win 46 games en route to the sixth seed in the postseason standings.

A lot has changed since then.