Key Additions: DJ Wilson (R), Sterling Brown (R), Gerald Green
Key Loses: None
Record Last Year: 42-40
The Milwaukee Bucks are returning every key player from last years team that made the playoffs and pushed the Toronto Raptors to 6 games in the 1st round of the playoffs. Just like last season, Milwaukee will start the season missing a key starter. This year the Bucks will start the season without Forward, Jabari Parker. Parker who averaged a career-high 20pts a game last season before tearing his ACL for the 2nd time in February. Last year the Bucks started the season without starter Kris Middleton who then returned only for the bucks to lose Parker. Parker has a target return date of sometime in February. Giannis Antetokounmpo took a huge step in his development last season. The Greek Freak put up 23 points, 5 assists, 9 rebounds, two blocks, and almost 2 steals, last season on his way to All-NBA 2nd team honors. The Greek Freak looks to improve upon his breakout season and get the bucks back into the playoffs. The Bucks also had a nice surprise in 2nd round draft pick Malcolm Brogdon who became the 1st player selected in the 2nd round to win the Rookie Of The Year award. Brogdon averaged 10 points, four assists, and three rebounds per game last year. The Bucks added a 1st round pick DJ Wilson an athletic big out of Michigan and 2nd round pick Sterling Brown the younger brother of former NBA player Shannon Brown. The Bucks also added veteran SG/SF Gerald Green. Depending on health and the improvement of The Greek Freak look for the Bucks to improve upon last season and be one of the top defensive teams in the league.
Prediction: 48-34 2nd in Division 5th in the Eastern Conference