Bucks look to push tempo after trade for Ellis

CHRIS JENKINS AP Sports Writer Published:

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- It's probably going a step too far to say the Milwaukee Bucks are trying to bring showtime to the shores of Lake Michigan.

But getting guard Monta Ellis from Golden State does mean the Bucks will have a top-10 scorer, a significant addition for a team that already was trying to play a quick transition offense with center Andrew Bogut out injured. Now Bogut is gone for good, sent to the Warriors along with Stephen Jackson.

Said Bucks guard Brandon Jennings, "My first thing I said was, 'Well, it looks like we'll be running a lot more."

Ellis and forward Ekpe Udoh won't play against Cleveland on Wednesday night, but could be in uniform for Friday night's game -- which, coincidentally, is at Golden State.