Thank God! It’s about time that the Milwaukee Bucks are finally receiving lots of fan interest and excitement for the upcoming years. It might sound weird, but I didn’t mistype, the Bucks are getting good!
Before we can continue to excite ourselves for the coming month of October, it is very necessary that we indulge ourselves into the highlights of the 2017 NBA season for the Bucks.
A Rocky Start
First off, Milwaukee was without Jabari Parker for the majority of last season (again, unfortunately). On the bright side, he is set to return after tearing his ACL for a second time this past season.
Also, Khris Middleton will be available at some point this season, and he will definitely be a key piece in the success of Milwaukee’s shooting game. Middleton was a missing ingredient in the offense last year. I’d argue that had he not been injured, the Bucks could have sneaked past Toronto in the first round (but that debate is for another day).
Let’s Get to the Fun Stuff
Let’s turn to the positive side though. As I already mentioned earlier, the Bucks have the defending M.I.P. and R.O.Y. on their roster. The Greek Freak had a career year in 2017, and has placed himself in the MVP conversation for upcoming seasons (Kobe Bryant even gave him the challenge of MVP this year). And Brogdon was the main facilitator of last year’s offense. His play is expected to only increase come this Fall.
A few other helpful pieces in Milwaukee’s success last season would have to be, for one, Head Coach Jason Kidd. Clearly the brains of the operation, Kidd will look to take advantage of the developing players on the roster. He will hope to lead this team through a long playoff appearance next Spring.
Also, we can’t forget about the role players. Greg Monroe, Tony Snell, Jason Terry, and John Henson all did their parts in creating a winning environment in Milwaukee. Their play will hopefully improve next season to help push the stars past their limits.
Looking Ahead in 2018
Clearly, Milwaukee had a great season last year, finishing with a positive record of 42-40. I know, that’s not the greatest record, especially for a team coming out of the East, but now that Milwaukee seems to have all of the right pieces finally coming together, I won’t be surprised to see a record with at least 50 wins.
Take in mind that I haven’t even brought rookie D.J. Wilson into the mix yet, so Milwaukee has a lot to look forward to this year. It’s about time that the Bucks get another chance to dethrone some great teams, because I speak for most of the true NBA fans when I say that it would be nice to get a break from Cleveland for awhile.
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