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Post#1061 » by jason bourne » Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:29 pm

Off-season article about the Bucks. I thought they would want to upgrade at PG, but they may be looking for a big man to improve their front court which will lead to better play by the guards.

"Name recognition is also more obvious with the list of qualified postseason players, whereas the regular season was very much about role players. Names on the playoff leaderboards include featured premier big men like Gobert and Adebayo, Serge Ibaka, Myles Turner, Nikola Jokic, and Joel Embiid."

https://www.brewhoop.com/2020/10/17/21447867/center-of-attention-the-bucks-frontcourt-and-playoff-problems-brook-robin-lopez-mike-budenholzer
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Post#1062 » by jason bourne » Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:53 pm

Bucks deserve to lose Giannis! I would bring out the torches in order to get the owners and head coach to the gallows.

Here is why they lost the past two years in the playoffs despite winning in regular season. Such cheapness!

"Malcolm Brodgon was one of Milwaukee’s very few success stories in the NBA draft after Antetokounmpo was already on the roster. Brodgon established himself as one of the team’s best players during his run to the Rookie of the Year award in 2017. As he entered restricted free agency in the summer of 2019, Brogdon was coming off a remarkably efficient season where he joined the exclusive 50/40/90 club and also proved himself to be the Bucks’ top guard in the playoffs.

Milwaukee could have kept Brodgon at the cost of nothing but ownership’s money. Instead, Milwaukee chose to trade him to the Indiana Pacers for their first round draft pick after he had agreed to a four-year, $80 million deal. Ownership didn’t even try to cover it up at the time — Brogdon was let go only because the team didn’t want to pay the luxury tax."

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"What’s even more insulting is that ownership decided not to pay the luxury tax with a championship contender after they asked Wisconsin tax payers to contribute $250 million to the team’s new stadium. Bucks ownership — led by New York hedge fund managers Wes Edens, Marc Lasry and Jamie Dinan — paid $550 million for a franchise that is now valued at $1.6 billion. They still put half the cost of the new arena on tax payers and just watched one of the team’s best players leave because they were too cheap to pay him."

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'Antetokounmpo played 37 minutes in Game 1, 36 minutes in Game 2, and 35 minutes in Game 3 against the Heat — all losses for the Bucks. Co-star Khris Middleton also didn’t crack 37 minutes in a game before the Bucks were down 3-0 in the series. Here’s what Budenholzer said after the Game 3 loss, when he referred to his best players getting 36 minutes as “pushing the ceiling.”'

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"It’s worth noting Miami’s best players played similar minutes in the series, but they were also winning the entire time. The better comparison is the team that ended Milwaukee’s season last year, the Toronto Raptors. Head coach Nick Nurse has regularly pushed his stars past the 40-minute mark in his team’s series against the Boston Celtics to battle out of an 0-2 hole to tie the seres.

Budenholzer eventually played Middleton 48 minutes in the Bucks’ Game 4 overtime victory after Giannis hurt his ankle. The Bucks won that game, and they wouldn’t have if Middleton played his customary 36 minutes in regulation. It was simply too late at that point for any real adjustments — the series was already out of hand."

https://www.sbnation.com/nba/2020/9/9/21419462/milwaukee-bucks-giannis-antetokounmpo-free-agency-2020-nba-playoffs-miami-heat
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Post#1063 » by Hopper15 » Yesterday 7:20 pm

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Uhhh...The league better tell them to go F themselves.
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Post#1064 » by jason bourne » Today 2:23 pm

This story brought a tear to my eye in a good way.

Warriors' Klay Thompson makes dying fan's last wish come true
https://www.sfgate.com/warriors/article/Warriors-Klay-Thompson-makes-dying-fan-s-15662515.php?t=d55b389c08
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