Saturday, April 16, 2005

Bucks' Ford finally gets OK to shoot hoops

Bucks’ Ford finally gets OK to shoot hoops - NBA -
"Milwaukee Bucks point guard T.J. Ford shot baskets with his doctor's permission Saturday for the first time since bruising his spinal cord almost 14 months ago.

"I was excited to finally be able to touch a basketball — with permission," Ford said.

Ford was cleared to resume basketball activities last week, almost a year after cervical spinal surgery... On Saturday, Ford shot baskets at the team's training facility in the morning then again at the Bradley Center several hours before the game between the Bucks and the Orlando Magic."

Fantasy Impact

It's hard to say at this point. Ford still has more tests to undergo in another six weeks. It's safe to say that if he's healthy, he'll be a good pick (he had 7 points, 3 rebounds, and 6 assists as a rookie). It's not safe to say that he'll be healthy...

Also of note is the fact that quality point guards seem to come and go more than other types of players in fantasy basketball. This season saw the emergence of Rick Brunson and Dan Dickau as viable fantasy options for significant periods.