Milwaukee Bucks, escaping from the sinkhole of mediocrity

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  1. Glen Cieske

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    The NBA Off-Season saw the Bucks revamp their entire roster. From trades to FA acquisitions the Bucks added 11 new players (2 from the draft). For years the Bucks have either been stuck in the middle either missing the playoffs by a few games or barley making it, only to get ousted in the first round. With a team full of youth and potential the Bucks may not turn the corner this year but will be looking down the road to make a potential run at an NBA crown.

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    The biggest change to the Bucks came at both guard positions. The Bucks let Monta Ellis walk to FA and traded Brandon Jennings to the Pistons. In come SG OJ Mayo and PG Brandon Knight, both will start at the opening tip off of the season and with high expectations, the Bucks fans are expecting similar scoring numbers and more intensity on the defensive end of the ball which both have the ability to do so. OJ Mayo will be relied on to be the #1 scoring threat when he is on the court, which is something he was able to do while Dirk was out of the lineup during Mayo's stint in Dallas. He will need to be better though for the Bucks to have any shot at a playoff run. Knight will be expected to take smarter shots then Jennings did while he was in Milwaukee as well as make more of an effort to pass the ball around and get his teammates open looks.

    Luke Ridnour, Mike Neal and Nate Wolters were also added to add some depth, Wolters has the highest ceiling of the group but projects to be a solid back up Combo Guard in the NBA.

    Forwards:

    Zaza Pachulia (F,C) Khris MIddleton (SF), Carlos Delfino (G,F), Caron Butler (SF) and Giannis Antetokounmpo (F,G) are the new faces that could be playing at the PF, SF or SG positions this season with Milwaukee. Butler is the obvious starter at SF and is the veteran leader in the locker room. Milwaukee fans should see a rejuvenated Butler as he is excited to be back playing for his hometown team. Giannis Antetokounmpo (GA) will be looking to assert himself as a potential super star, he has all of the physical attributes to be an effective scorer, at 6'9" 210 LBS, GA has the length to play SF and the quickness to play SG. The Bucks are looking to get a few minutes from him this year but are not asking a lot of the 18 Year old from Greece.

    John Henson will be a big key to the success of the offense this year as he looks to improve on a solid season last year when he averaged 6.0 PPG and 4.7 REB per game while playing 13.1 MIN per game. Bucks fans would like to see some more games like the one Henson had against Orlando on APR 10, 2013, 17 PTS 25 REB 7 BLK 3 AST.

    Center:

    Larry Sanders is the guy in Milwaukee after a breakout campaign during the 2012/13 season. Sanders averaged 9.8 PPG 9.5 REB 2.8 BLK. Sanders will look to continue to dominate the block category and compile a few more triple doubles (he had one last year 10pts/12 REB/ 10 BLK).
     
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  2. Spayer419

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    I like O.J. Mayo and Larry SANDERS! Think Brandon Knight can be really good too IRL. The East Central will definitely be fun to play out with 4 user controlled teams
     
  3. Mr_West23

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    FYI I just played my game against the Suns and Caron Butler is in Phoenix, as well as the Heat's Michael Beasley...I guess the OA rosters don't update or haven't updated?
     
  4. Spayer419

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    Well that's really disappointing to see
     
  5. majesty95

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    More reason for a restart and updated rosters ;)
     

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