Milwaukee was 4-5 when it swung a trade with Phoenix for Bledsoe -- then lost at Cleveland while waiting for Bledsoe to arrive. With Bledsoe, the Bucks are 3-0, including victories over solid teams San Antonio (on the road) and Memphis. Not that the guard's statistics have been eye-popping -- he's averaging 13.0 points on 37.8 percent shooting -- but he also has 13 assists and 13 rebounds (more than he had in three games with the Suns) and has definitely added a little something to the Bucks' transition game (12.7 fast-break points per game with Bledsoe compared to 9.9 without) and half-court offense. Team defense has been better as well -- since Bledsoe arrived, the Bucks are holding opponents to 93.3 points per game (it was 108.7 in 10 games without him).There's a lot of games left to be played, but the early results show Milwaukee's move to get Bledsoe has been a good one.
Badgers college football playoff chances (➡ EVEN)
Wisconsin came in at No. 5 in the latest rankings. Look, it's fun to think of all the scenarios of who will be in and who will be out. But the bottom line is the Badgers must win their remaining three games, period. Any loss, and Wisconsin is out of the picture. Win all three … and then worry about who else is left standing.
Brett Goode, Packers long snapper (↑ UP)
Long snapper is one of those positions you don't worry about until you have to worry about it. Goode keeps finding his way back to Green Bay because, well, he can do his job without causing the Packers to have conniptions during punts and field-goal attempts. Goode was the Packers' long snapper for since 2008 before blowing out his knee late in 2015. He made the roster again in 2016, but wasn't even signed and brought into camp until August this past year. Goode was signed this week -- the team's third long snapper this year, or fourth if you count him twice -- after being let go by Green Bay with an injury settlement after Week 3.
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Xavier Munford, Herd guard (↑ UP)
Milwaukee's G League team might have itself a star. Munford, a 25-year-old guard who played collegiately at Rhode Island, is averaging 25 points, 5.3 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 1.8 steals in Wisconsin's first four games. In addition, he was named to the 12-man USA roster for the November first-round FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers.
D.J. Wilson, Bucks forward (↓ DOWN)
Milwaukee's first-round draft pick this past season has seen just 14:35 in court time in the Bucks' first 13 games. Nearly all of his playing time -- 12 1/2 minutes -- occurred in a loss to Oklahoma City on Halloween. He's played just once since -- for 14 seconds -- in the win at San Antonio on Nov. 10.