The rest of the NBA should fear the Bucks this year
Even with the Boston Celtics and Houston Rockets major acquisitions of free agents this summer; we’re having doubts that any team in the NBA can stop a fourth consecutive NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors. Before we begin, last year was the best version of LeBron James we will probably ever see – in terms of IQ and not losing too many steps yet.
However, there’s a team in the central division that we believe all franchises and players are fearing to play in 2018, the Milwaukee Bucks. For the first time that we can remember in forever, the NBA has a team that plays above the rim on all five positions. Last season, they
were cheated suffered an unfortunate first round loss to the Toronto Raptors, due to inexperience in the bright lights.
With Giannis Antetokounmpo an early favorite for league MVP and Jabari Parker returning from a season-ending surgery, Bucks fans have a lot to be intrigued about this year. Last season, Malcolm Brogdon become rookie-of-the-year at point guard, which was thanks to Coach Jason Kidd and his staff helping mold him into a promising player (really underrated player).
This year, rising player Khris Middleton will also have a bit more freedom, with focus on The Greek Freak and Jabari. We haven’t even mentioned veteran big Greg Monroe and stretch big man Thon Maker sharing bulk minutes at the five, as well as defensive specialist, Tony Snell
At the moment, we just can’t see Cleveland properly being able to defend this team, if they stand pact with an aged roster consisting of Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye. These are early 20-year-old athletes being coached by one of the greatest basketball minds in the history of the NBA.
The Bucks made no off-season moves this year, but have their young core of returning to be a dark horse in the east. As far as anybody stopping Golden State in the west, you’ll be able to have a shot in a few weeks when NBA 2K18 drops. Let us know in the comments if you expect the Cavs and Warriors to play in a fourth consecutive NBA Finals next June.