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Still a serviceable backup center. Still a productive point guard who can rack up assists and wreak havoc defensively by jumping passing lanes. His man-to-man defense really dropped off this year, though. Excellent spot-up shooter, but did not acclimate that well to playing with the Lakers. Still should receive good interest in free agency thanks to his skill set.

Had a career resurgence after joining the Rockets. Uses athleticism and safe hands to finish explosively around the rim. Had a career season as far as consistent nightly impact. Fantastic rim protector who is really good scoring out of the pick-and-roll. Injuries killed him last season. It seems like his best days are very much in the past. Solid defender and merely a decent shooter from the 2-guard spot. Should have thrived next to LeBron, but he was never able to put it all together as a Laker.

Lightning quick floor general who can get to whatever spot he wants to on the floor. His struggles as an outside shooter really hurt his potential impact. One of the few centers who can protect the paint and knock down threes at an above-average rate. Coming off the two best years of his career as a Hawk. Improved his production this season and had a career year according to multiple advanced metrics. Solid scorer and rebounder from the 4-spot who can space the floor from deep, making him a good fit as a modern big man.

Could even be a half-decent spot starter in the right situation. Not the perfect modern center due to lack of mobility, but he can still put up numbers thanks to his soft touch and overwhelming size on offense. Put up all right numbers as a Hawk, but once he got traded to the Raptors, he completely fell out of the rotation.

Veteran forward who might be more important for the locker room at this point than for his on-the-court contributions. Solid big man who has extended his shooting to the midrange. Reliable finisher around the basket. Reliable backup ball-handler who struggles as a three-point shooters but is adept around the rim. Solid ball-handle and outside stroke makes him a matchup problem against other centers on offense. An extremely trustworthy backup lead guard who boasted an elite assist-to-turnover ratio last season. Mediocre outside shot hampers his impact. One of the best players in Europe over the last few seasons.

Can get his own shot and create for others very well. Jack of all trades, master of none. Now in the tail end of his career, he could be a good option for teams in need of a positive influence on the locker room. Experienced a career resurgence with Memphis this year, displaying impactful two-way play off the bench.

Acquitted himself nicely playing for a contender last season. Shooting nearly 39 percent from three over the last two years. A skilled big who can make a big impact on offense when his three-point shot is falling.

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He put up decent numbers last year, including from deep, so he could help out a playoff-caliber club. Keeps it simple offensively. Pesters opponents defensively and has a knack for coming up with loose balls. A career Hit Performed well when called upon thanks to his defensive toughness and soft touch on offense. Missed most of last season with injury. Went back to Europe and lit things up, scoring from all three levels and distributing the basketball extremely well. Looks primed for an NBA return. Found playing time hard to come by behind Rudy Gobert.

Reportedly has huge offers to return to Europe.

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Shooting guard with soft touch from the outside. Parted ways with the Thunder under mysterious circumstances last season. After failing to make much of an impact in the NBA, a return to Europe, where he was an elite player, could be in the cards. Made his NBA return after years of dominating in China. Has not developed like his status as a former lottery pick would suggest. Could be Euro- or China-bound. Heralded as a stretch-4 coming out of college, but has shot under 36 percent on threes since reaching the NBA. A former Top pick who seems to have lost all confidence.

A stint overseas at this point in his career could do him some good. Former first-round pick of the Washington Wizards. Having a respectable career in high-level Europe, and could be a candidate for NBA return thanks to translatable 3-and-D skills. The Canadian big man has found some success in China over the last few years.

Had a surprising showing in the playoffs for the Wizards a couple of years ago, but has since returned to China. A talented wing who might be best off trying his luck overseas for a few years before attempting another NBA comeback. Free Agency , Uncategorized. Learn More. Plus defender on the wing. A guy you want on your side to close a tight game. Can really do damage against second units.

Hard-nosed defender. Likes to score one-on-one. Gets after it on defense. Plays hard on both ends. Above-average stroke from three. Held back by poor shooting marks. Consistently injured. Tenacious rebounder. Failed to crack their rotation. Business 8hr ago Four potential DeMarcus Cousins landing spots in free agency. Draft 1d ago NBA re-draft: The way it should have been. Basketball 2d ago Rui Hachimura interview and other podcasts of the day. Gallery 4d ago NBA re-draft: The way it should have been. Basketball 4d ago Winners and losers from NBA draft and other podcasts of the day.

A hugely impactful contributor thanks to his plus defense and finishing around the basket. Not a great scorer, but does the little things that help you win. Bouncy big man who can switch defensively and throw down with the best of them.

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Athletic perimeter player who can knock down triples with aplomb and score off the dribble. Complete pest defensively. Getting up there in age, but still one of the most consistent 3-and-D players in the NBA. Good scorer on the wing who averaged a career-high in points this season. Excellent bench scorer for a big man and appeared to improve his defense and rebounding. These opportunities provide youth with experiences to develop core competencies for current and future success.

Promote healthy families and quality early learning to foster healthy child development. Increase employment and workforce development opportunities for high-risk youth.

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Increasing economic opportunities for adults who face barriers to employment and creating safe workplace environments is critical to healing from community trauma and preventing violence. Workforce development and employment opportunities help residents gain access to good jobs with living wages and sets the community on a path toward opportunity. Research points to diminished economic opportunities and high unemployment rates as a risk factor for multiple forms of violence including community violence, intimate partner violence and sexual violence.

Twenty-one percent of those surveyed in the City of Milwaukee Public Safety survey believe unemployment leads to violent behavior and crime in Milwaukee. Several key stakeholders also stated that violence in the city stems from the lack of jobs and economic opportunities, specifically for those previously incarcerated and communities of color. Improve organizational policies and practices to support safe and inclusive work environments. Connect adults to employment opportunities with a living wage and remove accessibility barriers.

The Blueprint aims to build safe and strong neighborhoods by concentrating efforts to reduce deterioration and create protective community environments for residents and youth. Insufficient investment in the community contributes to community trauma and violence. In addition, research shows poor neighborhood support and lack of community cohesion are risk factors for multiple forms of violence. Violence thrives in areas where residents are disconnected from each other and public institutions.

Investment in neighborhood infrastructure projects roads, buildings, parks, transportation and public services that address blight and deterioration is an essential component in preventing violence and has been shown to foster community connectedness and encourage positive social interaction and trust. This goal area includes up front, community-level strategies that will create the conditions for promoting safe and thriving neighborhoods.

Increase economic development and access to economic opportunity in priority neighborhoods. Coordination is critical to the success of comprehensive violence prevention efforts. The responsibility for addressing violence and the various underlying risk and resilience factors must involve multiple sectors, organizations, and areas of expertise. Collaboration across these sectors is essential to preventing violence.

The Blueprint calls for leveraging, tracking and supporting investments relevant to the goals outlined within this plan. This includes tracking outcomes both by aggregating the activities and investments of diverse sectors in one coherent approach, and by leveraging efforts of different sectors so that they build on one another to achieve broader outcomes than could be accomplished by any single sector alone. Effective implementation and long-term sustainability of the evidence-based strategies included in this Blueprint will require critical infrastructure supports for coordination, collaboration and staffing, community engagement, communication, resources, evaluation, evaluation training and capacity building.

This goal provides strategies to build the infrastructure necessary to successfully implement the Blueprint and achieve desired outcomes. Build capacity for systems change and increased collaboration across organizations and sectors. The Blueprint for Peace puts forth a structure for implementation to ensure effectiveness and sustainability, including high-level leadership, and a multisector violence prevention council that will steer the implementation, evaluation, and sustainability of Blueprint strategies.

Descriptions of and immediate priorities for the council and the City of Milwaukee Health Department Office of Violence Prevention are provided, along with a list of Year 1 implementation milestones. Leadership and oversight for the Blueprint for Peace will be provided by the Mayor of Milwaukee, in partnership with the Milwaukee Common Council, Milwaukee County Board, Milwaukee Public Schools and other local government entities, nonprofits, and community residents.

This leadership and oversight will ensure cross-sector alignment and accountability, strong policy leadership, and necessary investment of local resources. The MHDOVP will continue to serve as the coordinating entity, with a range of responsibilities including implementation of communications and capacity-building strategies.

The MVPC will ensure broad input from and accountability to residents, support integration of Blueprint efforts across related initiatives, monitor progress, and ensure that the Blueprint is periodically updated as needed. The Blueprint calls for improving collaboration and alignment across sectors that are committed to violence prevention. In order to continue to build momentum and support for a public health approach to violence prevention, the Blueprint calls for ongoing education, training, and technical assistance be provided to individuals and entities involved in violence prevention. The MHDOVP will support the development and implementation of communication strategies tailored for priority populations and sectors throughout Milwaukee.

This will involve building momentum around violence prevention as a public health issue and advancing a shared understanding for effective violence prevention; lifting up the work of organizational and community partners and promoting a commitment to peace, community, equity, resilience, and action to prevent violence. Using an equity lens, the Blueprint calls for addressing violence in neighborhoods disproportionately impacted by persistent and concentrated levels of poverty and violence.

As a result, the Blueprint has identified 10 priority neighborhoods for implementation of Blueprint strategies. The MVPC will focus on building resident knowledge and engagement in the Blueprint for Peace and ensure that the voices of residents most impacted by violence continue to be centered in this effort. In order to prioritize neighborhoods for initial focus, data from to was analyzed for simple assaults, aggravated assaults, nonfatal shootings, and homicides including sexual and domestic violence.

Using ArcMap The total number of assaults, nonfatal shootings, and homicides was considered as was the change over time in assaults, nonfatal shootings, and homicides e. The MHDOVP took this list and cross-referenced it with considerations of current capacity that was gathered through Steering Committee member interviews and community input. As a result, the following 10 neighborhoods have been prioritized for Blueprint implementation:. In addition to priority neighborhoods the MVPC and MHDOVP will work with education and youth development partners to identify priority schools with high rates of students from priority neighborhoods or schools that have significantly high rates of incident referrals or police calls for service.

In addition, specific strategies for ongoing youth engagement in Blueprint implementation will be identified and executed. These engagement opportunities will be implemented in partnership with youth serving agency networks such as United Neighborhood Centers of Milwaukee, Beyond the Bell Milwaukee, Milwaukee Succeeds and Brighter Futures.

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The Blueprint requires a focus on aligning, leveraging, braiding, and blending resources from a variety of organizations and sectors, especially public resources. Potential sources of funding include: designated city resources, agency and department contributions, business sector and philanthropic contributions, county, state, and federal appropriations, private contributions, and the establishment of a local tax or fee. Securing the necessary resources to fund and sustain effective strategies are essential to reducing violence over time.

The success and sustainability of violence prevention is greatly determined by the public will to invest in and support a public health approach to violence prevention. Leveraging a national movement for building a public health system for prevention, the Blueprint will require champions in and outside of government in order to be successful. The Blueprint is comprised of a complex set of interdependent strategies, designed for implementation by various partners across multiple sectors.

As such, implementation and evaluation of the Blueprint will emphasize real-time feedback, learning, and adaptation. The Blueprint as a whole will use an adaptive, developmental evaluation approach that: 1 supports program and policy innovation and 2 facilitates real-time feedback for continuous learning and improvement.

Participatory evaluation methods will be used whenever possible, and particularly at the neighborhood level. More traditional program evaluation approaches will be used to assess specific programs and initiatives implemented in priority schools and neighborhoods. A Results Based Accountability approach will also be used to ensure that strategies are accountable to specific program, performance, and population level indicators and outcomes. Development of the Blueprint for Peace would not have been possible without support from city, county, and school district leadership.

The Blueprint Steering Committee is grateful for the time and insights offered by many partners, stakeholders, community members and youth who contributed to the planning process. Whether you completed a survey, interview, or participated in a focus group, meeting or event, your contributions have been greatly appreciated. Alaniz, M. American Civil liberties Union of Wisconsin.

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May Madison, WI: State Capitol. Greater Milwaukee Foundation. Integrating Data to Reduce Violence. Institute on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma. San Diego, CA. Legislative Reference Bureau. December An Agenda for Safer Wisconsin. Luthern A. How can we stop violence? Work together, faith leaders say. Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission. Milwaukee, WI. Milwaukee Police Department. Milwaukee Succeeds. Milwaukee, WI: Milwaukee Succeeds. ORS Impact. Spicuzza, M. Protesters slam Common Council safety plan. Stone, D. Atlanta, GA:. Terrell, R. Wisconsin Public Radio. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Precious Lives: A two-year, part series about young people and gun violence in Milwaukee. Wilberg, J. Milwaukee Brighter Futures Youth Survey Wisconsin Department of Children and Families. Bureau of Youth Services. Wisconsin Partnership Program. Zarate, S. Zilber Family Foundation. Clark Square Quality of Life Plan. Lindsey Heights Quality of Life Plan. You commit to being a champion for violence prevention by actively doing everything possible to reduce the impact and prevalence of violence in our city. Goal 1 Stop the Shooting, Stop the violence. Goal 2 Promote healing and restorative justice.

Goal 3 Support children, youth, and families. Goal 4 Promote economic opportunity. Goal 5 Foster safe and healthy neighborhoods. Goal 6 Improve capacity and coordination of violence prevention efforts. How would you like to engage in advancing the LIFE movement? About Blueprint Resources Partners Support. Facebook Twitter YouTube. How to use the Blueprint The Blueprint for Peace is the first of its kind in Milwaukee dedicated to the prevention of multiple forms of violence.

The vision and guiding principles help unite people and organizations and set direction for action. The data on violence and associated risk and resilience factors articulate the extent and nature of violence in Milwaukee. The goals and strategies identified in the Blueprint were carefully defined based on community input and evidence for having the greatest likelihood for preventing violence and its consequences.

The overarching and goal-specific indicators identify metrics that can be used to measure and monitor progress. The implementation structure and priorities describes how the work will be organized and supported with a focus on priority populations and neighborhoods.

Community Violence: Community violence refers to deliberate acts of interpersonal violence in public spaces by a person or persons not intimately related to the victim. In Milwaukee in there were lives lost due to homicide. The Milwaukee Police Department received 3, telephone calls for sexual assault crimes from January 1, to March 31, , and of these, 1, cases were investigated for sexual assault crimes. The victimization rate for child maltreatment was 3. The maltreatment substantiation rate in Milwaukee County in was 6. Car-jacking Carjacking refers to motor vehicle theft.

While Milwaukee Police Department data shows decreases, based on responses to a public safety survey issued by the City of Milwaukee, car-jacking was listed as a serious safety issue among respondents. In , there were incidents of carjacking. In , 14 homicides reported The Milwaukee Police Department received 20, telephone calls for domestic abuse crimes from January 1, to March 31, , and of these, 13, cases were investigated for domestic abuse crimes. In , Sojourner Family Peace Center received 18, hotline calls.

In , Sojourner Family Peace Center received 17, domestic violence hotline calls. In , A higher percentage of females reported victimization than males Structural Violence: Structural violence refers to harm that individuals, families and communities experience from economic and social structures, social institutions, relations of power, privilege, and the inequality; and, inequity that may harm people and communities by preventing them from meeting their basic needs. According to Blueprint planning contributors, structural violence in Milwaukee includes institutional racism and other forms of oppression such as sexism and classism..

A study of U. Cities with the greatest geographical segregation from opportunity tend to have the highest rates of violence. Segregation, which leads to concentrated disadvantage, is created and sustained through policies, procedures, and practices, many of which are based on race and housing, are examples of structural violence. Among the largest cities in the US, the city of Milwaukee ranked 49 out of 50 for odds of achieving upward income mobility, according to a UC Berkeley report.

The perception of excessive use of force by government entities was raised as an important concern for the plan to address in part because of its harmful impact on perceptions of safety, government-community trust, and the effectiveness of coordinated prevention efforts.

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Drug-Related Violence: Drug-related violence refers to incidents that had indicators of drug involvement i. There were 6 6. There were 29 5. Self-directed violence may be suicidal or non-suicidal in nature. Suicide is a death caused by self-directed injurious behavior with the intent to die as a result of the behavior. Thirty-three of these 95 deaths were firearm-related. In , individuals aged 55 to 64 had the highest rate of suicide Risk Factors The following risk factors were prioritized as significant contributors to violence through community input and prioritization and a review of relevant research on shared risk and resilience factors for multiple forms of violence, and the Adverse Community Experiences and Resilience ACE R framework:.

The effect is greatest on those previously incarcerated and communities of color. Conviction history is a significant barrier to employment for vulnerable populations. Specifically, transportation barriers in Milwaukee prevent people from accessing employment opportunities located 15 miles or more outside of the city. Many neighborhoods lack access to affordable grocery stores and quality after-school and recreational activities for youth. A variety of organizations and institutions are operating in fragmented ways to deal with a range of social issues, including public safety.

These factors appear to be driven by local and national sentiment that public systems lack accountability, transparency, and connection to the needs of community members. The separation of families through child-welfare practices and immigration policies were raised as factors for diminished trust. Government is a critical partner in regards to leadership, resources, and policy and this breakdown was identified as a critical risk factor for public safety.

Unaffordable housing and poor housing conditions negatively affect levels of violence, and the ability to establish school or community cohesion and foster stable neighborhoods. Poor housing conditions have historically contributed to childhood lead exposure through lead paint. There are well-researched connections between lead levels in youth and violence. Offering incentives to private developers and local residents to purchase residential and commercial real-estate could be catalytic to advancing neighborhood safety and resilience. Anchor institutions like schools, hospitals, and faith-based institutions play critical stabilizing roles for local neighborhoods.

The tragic loss of multiple friends and family members can produce a sense of trauma and fear that threatens the ability to build and sustain strong communities.