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How Giannis can still grow upon us

After a surprisingly good rookie season, Giannis Antetokounmpo has improved in just about every way in his second season. Antetokounmpo has added nearly five points and two rebounds to his per game averages while shooting a better percentage from the field and free-throw line. It’s not just the box score, though. Antetokounmpo has looked much more confident and aggressive on the floor, as he’s relentlessly attacked overwhelmed defenders off the dribble on his way to easy dunks and layins at the rim. Although his increased aggressiveness has been a pleasure to watch, I’m unwilling to believe Antetokounmpo will turn into…

Quick Bucks- Reality Bites

It sucks. I’ve been trying to think of a really unique perspective on Jabari Parker’s torn ACL, but I just can’t do it. Just last week, I mentioned that the Bucks have no reason to tank this season because teams tank to obtain MVP-level talent, and Milwaukee already has two players with that potential. The Bucks have hit the first four numbers on their lottery ticket and just need that final number to be a 34 or a12. Unfortunately, the chances of that number being 12 just decreased. That’s not to say Parker can’t still be a MVP-level talent, but…

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Quick Bucks: A Veteran Presence

There was a lot to be excited about last night in the Bucks season opener. The block from Giannis. Larry Sanders patrolling the lane. Jabari Parker going coast-to-coast. Somehow, though, none of those things really grabbed my attention. The thing that grabbed my attention was Jared Dudley barking out defensive assignments audible on my television in the third quarter. On the next possession, he dove on the floor to start a fast break, which he finished with an assist for a Brandon Knight three. Then, another loose ball corralled by Dudley led to another Brandon Knight three assisted by…that’s right,…

Kidd’s All Right

Bucks coach Jason Kidd at Media Day. You can trust Jason Kidd as the head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks. This isn’t a sentiment that has been promoted by many in Milwaukee, or around the league, for that matter. When rumors started linking Kidd to Milwaukee, we heard about the failed power play Kidd tried in Brooklyn and his plan to usurp power from those involved in Milwaukee. Upon leaving Brooklyn, we saw veteran players, including Andrei Kirilenko and Joe Johnson, bury Kidd for being unable to handle the pressure of coaching a team in a major market and an…