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Post#401 » by truly » Sat Jul 4, 2020 5:28 pm

0BobLobLaw0 wrote:Muscle memory returns quickly. They'll be fine.

Conditioning is the only worry



Conditioning and Middleton being in tremendous form throughout the season.He was playing like a superstar.
I worry he won't be back to form for the playoffs. :cry:
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Post#402 » by Thunder Muscle » Tue Jul 7, 2020 5:48 pm

"The Detroit Pistons are hiring Milwaukee executive David Mincberg as an assistant general manager, sources tell ESPN. Mincberg was the Bucks’ VP of Basketball Strategy, working with GM Jon Horst for the past three years." -Woj
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Post#403 » by Chuck Diesel » Tue Jul 7, 2020 11:50 pm

Thunder Muscle wrote:"The Detroit Pistons are hiring Milwaukee executive David Mincberg as an assistant general manager, sources tell ESPN. Mincberg was the Bucks’ VP of Basketball Strategy, working with GM Jon Horst for the past three years." -Woj


Nice to have one of our executives get a promotion elsewhere that isn’t preceded by some weird backstabbing situation in Milwaukee.
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Post#404 » by Chuck Diesel » Tue Jul 7, 2020 11:51 pm

Hope the Nets sign Jemerrio Jones.
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Post#405 » by Chuck Diesel » Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:26 pm

Really like Andres Feliz as a training camp invite/Herd guy. Shades of Bledsoe on the defensive end. Similar body type.
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Post#406 » by crkone » Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:10 pm

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The Milwaukee Bucks are why the NBA gives me headaches.

When I say this, it is not meant as a platitude or offhand. I mean this with every fiber of my being.

The Milwaukee Bucks should win the NBA title. They should annihilate whatever poor remnant of a team winds up as the 8-seed.

They should manhandle the rest of the East, losing no more than four games through the course of the East playoffs, if that.

The Finals should be tough, and the Bucks would likely finish as an underdog based on public betting moving the series price before Game 1 tip, but they should win. Not handily. But convincingly.

This is not about any one thing. It’s not about Giannis Antetokounmpo, the soon to be back-to-back MVP. It’s not about the Bucks’ record, which could still reach 60 wins even in a truncated season. It’s not about their offense, (sixth-best in the league and second-best in the halfcourt), or their defense (No. 1 overall and in the halfcourt).

It’s not about their bench, which finished No. 1 in net rating among benches and 10th in points per game.

It’s about all of it, at once. It’s about how they should have won last year. They were the better team, and were hit with close losses decided by superior shooting from unlikely places and poor shooting from high quality shooters on good looks.


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Post#407 » by jschligs » Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:25 pm

crkone wrote:https://www.actionnetwork.com/nba/nba-win-total-betting-odds-milwaukee-bucks-over-under-orlando?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=mattmoore

The Milwaukee Bucks are why the NBA gives me headaches.

When I say this, it is not meant as a platitude or offhand. I mean this with every fiber of my being.

The Milwaukee Bucks should win the NBA title. They should annihilate whatever poor remnant of a team winds up as the 8-seed.

They should manhandle the rest of the East, losing no more than four games through the course of the East playoffs, if that.

The Finals should be tough, and the Bucks would likely finish as an underdog based on public betting moving the series price before Game 1 tip, but they should win. Not handily. But convincingly.

This is not about any one thing. It’s not about Giannis Antetokounmpo, the soon to be back-to-back MVP. It’s not about the Bucks’ record, which could still reach 60 wins even in a truncated season. It’s not about their offense, (sixth-best in the league and second-best in the halfcourt), or their defense (No. 1 overall and in the halfcourt).

It’s not about their bench, which finished No. 1 in net rating among benches and 10th in points per game.

It’s about all of it, at once. It’s about how they should have won last year. They were the better team, and were hit with close losses decided by superior shooting from unlikely places and poor shooting from high quality shooters on good looks.


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I'm still convinced had Bud taken Bledsoe out at the end of Q4 and OT in Game 3 we would've went up 3-0 and won the series, gone to the finals and potentially beaten the Warriors. Can't say **** about winning the finals though as the KD injury and Klay injury might not have happened.

With 1:18 he missed a 25' three with time on the shot clock. He then missed the first of two FTs with 1:09 left. In 1OT he missed a 27 foot 3 with 3:45 left. In 2nd OT he missed a driving lay up, then another 2 point shot, then turns it over when down 1 leading to a Kawhi dunk.

I get it, it's not all on Bledsoe. But those shots and Bud's reluctance to take him out cost us enough there to lose the game. Obviously there is more to the loss, but we had a great shot at it and we blew it.
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Post#408 » by Daver » Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:16 pm

jschligs wrote:
crkone wrote:https://www.actionnetwork.com/nba/nba-win-total-betting-odds-milwaukee-bucks-over-under-orlando?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=mattmoore

The Milwaukee Bucks are why the NBA gives me headaches.

When I say this, it is not meant as a platitude or offhand. I mean this with every fiber of my being.

The Milwaukee Bucks should win the NBA title. They should annihilate whatever poor remnant of a team winds up as the 8-seed.

They should manhandle the rest of the East, losing no more than four games through the course of the East playoffs, if that.

The Finals should be tough, and the Bucks would likely finish as an underdog based on public betting moving the series price before Game 1 tip, but they should win. Not handily. But convincingly.

This is not about any one thing. It’s not about Giannis Antetokounmpo, the soon to be back-to-back MVP. It’s not about the Bucks’ record, which could still reach 60 wins even in a truncated season. It’s not about their offense, (sixth-best in the league and second-best in the halfcourt), or their defense (No. 1 overall and in the halfcourt).

It’s not about their bench, which finished No. 1 in net rating among benches and 10th in points per game.

It’s about all of it, at once. It’s about how they should have won last year. They were the better team, and were hit with close losses decided by superior shooting from unlikely places and poor shooting from high quality shooters on good looks.


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I'm still convinced had Bud taken Bledsoe out at the end of Q4 and OT in Game 3 we would've went up 3-0 and won the series, gone to the finals and potentially beaten the Warriors. Can't say **** about winning the finals though as the KD injury and Klay injury might not have happened.

With 1:18 he missed a 25' three with time on the shot clock. He then missed the first of two FTs with 1:09 left. In 1OT he missed a 27 foot 3 with 3:45 left. In 2nd OT he missed a driving lay up, then another 2 point shot, then turns it over when down 1 leading to a Kawhi dunk.

I get it, it's not all on Bledsoe. But those shots and Bud's reluctance to take him out cost us enough there to lose the game. Obviously there is more to the loss, but we had a great shot at it and we blew it.


So apparently you say its not all on bledsoe but you sound like you blaming that whole game 3 loss on him.
Apparently no one else missed any FTs in game 3 or missed layups or turned the ball over.If i remember tbe bucks midds n bleds both shot 3-16 that game lopez 1-9 giannis 5-17 mirotic 3-11 but yes it was all bleds fault they lost game 3 and god forbid if any blame is put on giannis
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Post#409 » by jschligs » Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:26 pm

Daver wrote:
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I'm still convinced had Bud taken Bledsoe out at the end of Q4 and OT in Game 3 we would've went up 3-0 and won the series, gone to the finals and potentially beaten the Warriors. Can't say **** about winning the finals though as the KD injury and Klay injury might not have happened.

With 1:18 he missed a 25' three with time on the shot clock. He then missed the first of two FTs with 1:09 left. In 1OT he missed a 27 foot 3 with 3:45 left. In 2nd OT he missed a driving lay up, then another 2 point shot, then turns it over when down 1 leading to a Kawhi dunk.

I get it, it's not all on Bledsoe. But those shots and Bud's reluctance to take him out cost us enough there to lose the game. Obviously there is more to the loss, but we had a great shot at it and we blew it.


So apparently you say its not all on bledsoe but you sound like you blaming that whole game 3 loss on him.
Apparently no one else missed any FTs in game 3 or missed layups or turned the ball over.If i remember tbe bucks midds n bleds both shot 3-16 that game lopez 1-9 giannis 5-17 mirotic 3-11 but yes it was all bleds fault they lost game 3 and god forbid if any blame is put on giannis


If I'm putting blame on anyone for the game 3 loss it's Coach Bud. Never once did I say it was solely on Bledsoe, in fact, I even clarified that it wasn't. I'm not blind, I watched every game and watched our role players go cold from deep and Giannis miss FTs. Giannis takes a ton of blame. Why are you acting like I am attacking Bled and forgetting everyone else?

I'm simply looking at a 10 minute snapshot at the end of game three and expressing that if Bud had made an obvious decision to take out Bledsoe I believe we would've won.

I'll also say if allll those other players would've played better we'd have won too. But the choice to take out Bled was a lot easier than "willing" those players to shoot better. Calm down...
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Post#410 » by soxperry » Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:38 pm

Correct. You cant fault Bled for taking those shots because they were leaving him wide open. But thats when it comes down to Bud. Having four guys around Giannis that can actually shoot is important. We'll see how he does this time around with no crowd noise to make big moments even bigger.
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Post#411 » by thonnisbeastley » Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:46 pm

truly wrote:
0BobLobLaw0 wrote:Muscle memory returns quickly. They'll be fine.

Conditioning is the only worry



Conditioning and Middleton being in tremendous form throughout the season.He was playing like a superstar.
I worry he won't be back to form for the playoffs. :cry:

Middleton finally playing at a consistently high level due to the fact that he was in the best shape of his life coming off of the summer with Team USA. I'm one of the biggest Middleton bashers, thought that contract was atrocious, still do...but he was living up to it. Every game I wanted to hate him but couldn't. I turned over after 3 years of loathing his potential max contract. Now that he's been sitting on his ass like every other summer of his career...I am extremely worried he will return to middy Middleton. He will be the reason we win the Championship or the reason we lose out on it, once again.
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Post#412 » by crkone » Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:46 pm

https://theathletic.com/1955510/

Numbers game: Analyzing Bucks’ defense, Khris Middleton’s efficiency and more

Nehm: Twenty-nine other teams would love to have a player like Middleton. I’m happy you mentioned his shooting efficiency inside the arc this season because it leads me to something else I wanted to discuss.

Middleton is the only Milwaukee starter shooting better than 40 percent from behind the 3-point line. How many players on the roster will be treated like above-average 3-point shooters by playoff defenses? And how big of a deal will that be?

Seth: Middleton will be, certainly.

Even the slightly diminished version of Kyle Korver is a four-alarm fire if left open. We talked about this the other day, but Korver had multiple consecutive seasons where he shot above 50 percent on uncontested threes, including an absurd 55.4 percent in 2013-14, the best mark by nearly three full percentage points among players with at least 100 uncontested attempts in a season in the tracking era. Middleton has the second-highest single-season accuracy in that sample, hitting 52.6 percent in 2015-16. Back to Korver, later in his career, he’s settled into a still-elite-but-actually-human mid 40s range of accuracy on unguarded 3-pointers, having hit 46.2 percent this regular season. My guess George Hill will probably get this treatment as well as he hit half of his uncontested 3-pointers this season and 48.6 overall in tracked games.

Which, if one was to pick at an offensive weakness of this team, here it is. The analogy I might use is that the Bucks 3-point shooting volume is the threat of a run on a play-action pass. Milwaukee makes their offensive money at the rim due to Antetokounmpo. If I asked would you prefer to take your chances with Antetokounmpo at the rim or Brook Lopez at the arc, the answer is obvious, and it’s the choice teams are going to try and make in the postseason.

Of course, you have to have the personnel to execute a strategy that keeps Antetokounmpo away from the rim. But as the Bucks progress through the playoffs, they will face teams with the level of talent and defensive discipline to at least force the issue. Then the pressure is on what is a mediocre collection of shooting talent. Weighting by this season’s attempts, the Bucks ranked 25th in career accuracy on uncontested 3-pointers:

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Brook Lopez has struggled, hitting under 30 percent of uncontested threes on the season. That’s a problem when taking into account his importance on defense.

It’s not a fatal flaw. From a probabilistic standpoint, there’s as much chance of an average bunch of shooters being above average for a few weeks as there is of a negative run. But as was seen last season against Toronto, it is a vulnerability.

Nehm: Speaking of Toronto, let’s go back to the Bucks’ 3-point defense. (Sorry, Seth.)

VanVleet hit 14 of 17 3-point shots in the final three games of the Eastern Conference Finals. Even the best shooters don’t hit 82.4 percent of their open 3-point attempts, so that performance has to be chalked up, at least partially, to bad luck for the Bucks. VanVleet is only one player, so his shooting doesn’t tell the whole story, but his performance appears to highlight the potential dangers of 3-point shooting variance in a seven-game series.

So, let me ask again, how big of a problem could the Bucks’ 3-point defense potentially be in the postseason?

Partnow: Yes, VanVleet got hot. But in the tracking data era, only nine players have been more accurate over their careers than VanVleet’s 45 percent on uncontested 3-pointers. Further, the focus on specifically VanVleet is a little too narrow, Danny Green couldn’t throw the ball in the ocean that series. The Raptors as a whole shot an elevated, but non-ridiculous 41.6 percent on uncontested 3-pointers in those games. More worryingly for Milwaukee’s defense, 60.3 percent of Toronto’s threes were uncontested representing 27.6 percent of the Raptors’ shots overall. This season, uncontested 3-pointers have been 22.4 percent of all attempts allowed by Toronto themself, the highest mark in the league. Milwaukee is next at 21.8 percent.

Did Toronto run hot on those shots? Yeah, a little. … Maybe it’s just a difference in terms of linguistics, but I just don’t see how ‘if we lose, it will be because X happened. X happened, therefore we were unlucky’ is a tenable position.

The bigger picture, is 3-point defense an issue for the Bucks? Yes. Later in the playoffs, the other team is almost definitionally higher quality than in the regular season and even earlier in the postseason.

Part of facing better teams is facing better shooting talent, not to mention better schemes designed to attack weaknesses. The calculation of protecting the paint at all cost, at times conceding jumpers, works better against lower quality opposition. There is a reason no NBA team has fully adopted the pack-line defensive principles which teams like Virginia and Arizona have used successfully in the college game. The higher comparative skill level in the NBA turns the mathematical underpinnings making that strategy profitable in NCAA play to mush.

Milwaukee’s Net Rating of plus-16.0/100 against teams below 35-win pace by the shutdown was the second-best of the modern era behind only this season’s Lakers (plus-22.1/100). Against 50-plus win pace teams, they were only 10-7, but with a much more pedestrian plus-2.8/100 Net Rating over that span, second in the NBA to Denver’s plus-5.9.

Only four teams in the league had positive Net Ratings against the other top-flight teams, and any record above .500 has been a solid indicator of postseason success in the past. I don’t think those splits are dispositive of anything beyond the fact that the Bucks’ dominance in terms of season-long metrics is somewhat inflated by the crush jobs on bottom-feeding opposition. The Bucks had 26 games (losing only one) against sub 35-win opponents while the Lakers went undefeated in 16 contests.

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Post#413 » by DingleJerry » Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:49 pm

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truly wrote:
0BobLobLaw0 wrote:Muscle memory returns quickly. They'll be fine.

Conditioning is the only worry



Conditioning and Middleton being in tremendous form throughout the season.He was playing like a superstar.
I worry he won't be back to form for the playoffs. :cry:

Middleton finally playing at a consistently high level due to the fact that he was in the best shape of his life coming off of the summer with Team USA. I'm one of the biggest Middleton bashers, thought that contract was atrocious, still do...but he was living up to it. Every game I wanted to hate him but couldn't. I turned over after 3 years of loathing his potential max contract. Now that he's been sitting on his ass like every other summer of his career...I am extremely worried he will return to middy Middleton. He will be the reason we win the Championship or the reason we lose out on it, once again.


Have you not seen him yet in the bubble? He wasn't sitting on his ass. Will his shotting be off or something due to the layoff, who knows, but he clearly wasn't sitting on his ass getting fat. Best physical shape he's been in
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Post#415 » by Ron Swanson » Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:20 pm

Been one of the biggest Bledsoe supporters throughout his career and now that Middleton has promptly shut up even the most vocal detractors, he might go down as the most underrated Bucks of the past two decades. But even saying that, you have to find a way to get George Hill on the court in the final 4 minutes of the game. Not even necessarily pulling him off the court, but even playing two guard lineups and going small with:

Bledsoe
Hill
Middleton
Marvin
Giannis

It's not so much about the 3PT shot as much as it is that I simply trust Hill to make the right decisions in the half-court.
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Post#416 » by crkone » Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:56 pm

Ron Swanson wrote:Been one of the biggest Bledsoe supporters throughout his career and now that Middleton has promptly shut up even the most vocal detractors, he might go down as the most underrated Bucks of the past two decades. But even saying that, you have to find a way to get George Hill on the court in the final 4 minutes of the game. Not even necessarily pulling him off the court, but even playing two guard lineups and going small with:

Bledsoe
Hill
Middleton
Marvin
Giannis

It's not so much about the 3PT shot as much as it is that I simply trust Hill to make the right decisions in the half-court.


I'd also swap out Bledsoe for Korver depending on the situation. Let a team come double/triple Giannis after a Mids/Giannis PnR with Korver in the corner.

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Post#417 » by Ron Swanson » Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:12 pm

Korver's just too much of a liability defensively at this point to justify putting him out there in anything other than a last possession type of scenario. No way in hell do I want him out there trying to chase down Danny Green curling off screens in the final minutes of a close Finals game against LA.
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Post#418 » by crkone » Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:20 pm

Can we open the game thread yet? Bledsoe and Pat are out for tomorrow.

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Post#419 » by DrWood » Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:57 pm

I searched Bucks Celtics Game and the first page I opened was from 8 years ago. Bogut and Gooden were on the Bucks. When I saw the picture, I was wondering who the hell is this #0 guy on the bucks
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Post#420 » by machu46 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:51 pm

Ron Swanson wrote:Been one of the biggest Bledsoe supporters throughout his career and now that Middleton has promptly shut up even the most vocal detractors, he might go down as the most underrated Bucks of the past two decades. But even saying that, you have to find a way to get George Hill on the court in the final 4 minutes of the game. Not even necessarily pulling him off the court, but even playing two guard lineups and going small with:

Bledsoe
Hill
Middleton
Marvin
Giannis

It's not so much about the 3PT shot as much as it is that I simply trust Hill to make the right decisions in the half-court.

Yep, agreed with all of this. I really really hope he’s able to shake his playoff demons this season so he might start getting the respect he deserves.


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