Jerry Stackhouse, the former NBA All-Star, has signed a deal to join the Milwaukee Bucks. The Bucks need Stackhouse’s scoring to replace the void left the season-ending injury suffered by Michael Redd. The deal for Stackhouse will be for the rest of the season at the NBA minimum.
The 35-year-old Stackhouse played the last five seasons with the Dallas Mavericks. In ten games last season, Stackhouse averaged 4.2 points on 26.7% shooting. That was the first time in his career that he didn’t average double figures. Stackhouse entered the league in the 1995-96 season after being picked in the first round by the Philadelphia 76ers.
Currently, the Bucks are the ninth seed in the Eastern Conference — two games behind the Chicago Bulls. They’ve lost four of their last five games, including a 17-point defeat at the hands of the Utah Jazz on Saturday.
Although rookie Brandon Jennings has been impressive at times this season for the Bucks, there’s no doubt he’ll need some scoring help if Milwaukee is to make the playoffs. That’s where Stackhouse and his career 18.4 points per game average comes into play.