Mike in Milwaukee

In the 2014-15 NBA season, the Atlanta Hawks put on a basketball clinic, finishing with 60 wins and the first seed in the Eastern Conference. This team was different, however, than most historically great teams, as no player on that roster averaged over 17 points per game. They had no specific first option, no superstar…

Blame Jason Kidd? The Bucks Report Card Says Yes

Going into the 2017-18 season, the Milwaukee Bucks, coached by Jason Kidd, placed a premium on continuity, bringing back players who accounted for 93% of their 2016-17 minutes, second only to the Portland Trail Blazers (96%). 12 games into the season both clubs find themselves at 7-6. For Milwaukee, a slightly above .500 start belies…

When Giannis Is The Answer, Who Cares What The Question Is

Bucks Free Agents: Tony Snell, Jason Terry, Michael Beasley 2016-17 Bucks Weaknesses:¬†30th:¬†Shooting Guard Points.¬†29th:¬†Total Rebounding, Backcourt Scoring, Non-Paint Points.¬†28th:¬†Defensive Rebounding, Point Guard Points.¬†26th:¬†Pace.¬†25th:¬†Offensive Rebounding.¬†21st:¬†Free Throws Made.¬†20th:¬† Free Throws Attempted, Points Scored. 2016-17 Bucks Strengths:¬†1st:¬†Power Forward Scoring.¬†2nd:¬†Frontcourt Scoring, Points in the Paint.¬†4th:¬†Field Goal Percentage.¬†5th:¬†Assists.¬†6th:¬†2-Point Percentage, Blocks.¬†8th:¬†Bench Points, Small Forward Scoring.¬†9th:¬†Opponent Points.¬†10th:¬†3-Point Percentage, Steals, 3-Point Defense. Largest…

When Will It Be The Bucks Turn?

Last spring, I remember watching Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Afterwards, I came away with two thoughts. One, there were a lot of cool aspects that were not fully developed. And two, after all the promotion that went into the movie for the past two years, it was no better than a typical action…

The Trouble in Milwaukee

Are the Milwaukee Bucks rebuilding?¬† General Manager John Hammond doesn‚Äôt think so.¬† In a recent interview, Hammond stated his belief that Milwaukee‚Äôs young group of players can develop into a contender.¬† One can understand the rationale for the question given that the Bucks sit third-to-last in the Eastern Conference at 22-32.¬† To make matters more…

Jason Kidd is Back

After a month absence from the sidelines as the head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks, and ahead of schedule, Jason Kidd is returning to his job next week. Hip surgery caused Kidd to miss 15 games and in his absence, interim coach, Bucks assistant, Joe Prunty, kept the ship afloat. Prunty was 8-7 with wins…