Milwaukee Bucks

Roster (13)

Giannis Antetokounmpo PF
Khris Middleton SF
Eric Bledsoe PG
Brook Lopez C
George Hill PG
Ersan Illyasova PF
Kyle Korver SG
Robin Lopez C
DJ Wilson PF
Donte DiVincenzo SG
Wesley Matthews SG
Pat Connaughton SG
Sterling Brown SG
Thanasis Antetokounmpo SF
Jaylen Adams G
Rayjon Tucker G

Two Way

Bonzie Colson PF

Starting 5

Eric Bledsoe PG
Wesley Matthews SG
Khris Middleton SF
Giannis Antetokounmpo PF
Brook Lopez C

Players Lost (5)

Nikola Mirotic C (FA, ERUO)
Tony Snell SG/SF (Traded, DET)
Malcolm Brogdon PG (IND)
Tim Frazier PG (FA, DET)
Paul Gasol C (FA)

Players Added (6)

Robin Lopez C (FA, CHI)
Wesley Matthews SG (FA, IND)
Thanasis Antetokounmpo SF (FA)
Kyle Korver SG (FA, PHX)
Jaylen Adams G (ATL)
Rayjon Tucker G (Undrafted)

2018-19 Final Regular Season Standings: 1st Eastern Conference (60-22)

2019-20 Projected Regular Season Standings: 1st Eastern Conference (58-24)

The Milwaukee Bucks looked to be the inheritors of the East last season after Lebron James left to the west to join the Lakers. Milwaukee did finish first with 60 wins, but the 2nd place Raptors had other ideas when the two teams met in the Eastern Conference Finals. The Raptors of course went on to win the championship, but Kawhi Leonard left in the summer to join the Clippers leaving the Bucks as the once again favorites. They will be first again as they have only to contend with the 76ers and the Celtics. Though once Durant returns in the 20-21 season that could change. As it is, the Bucks are projected to be number one.

The “Greek Freak” Giannis Antetokoumnpo hasn’t gone anywhere though he lost a few teammates this summer. The most painful being guard Malcolm Brogdon. Nicola Mirotic stings a tiny bit too. But, the Bucks added the other Lopez brother (not to mention another Antetokounmpo brother) which will solidify the front court. They also added Wesley Matthews and Kyle Korver, so they are in good hands.

I projected Milwaukee with two less wins this season because of a tougher west, but they could easily win 60 games again, if not a few more. They are the only east team with that chance. The Bucks will make the eastern conference finals and challenge the west for the O’Brien Trophy…well they should. I don’t see Philadelphia or Boston beating them, not Brooklyn either without a healthy Durant.

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