Thursday, November 13, 2014

Bucks start

The Bucks are off to a mildly surprising start this year and won back to back games for the first time in about a year and a half (since March of 2013). The roster is not greatly different than last year but it is much healthier. At this time last year the Bucks were already missing several players due to injury-Caron Butler, OJ Mayo, Larry Sanders, Carlos Delfino, Zaza Pachulia, and Brandon Knight were all hurt. By the time the Bucks started getting players back they were already in tanking mode. This season all hands are on deck and they have been competitive in every game. I don't expect this team to be very good just because they are healthy, but there is improvement over last year.

Giannis has made great strides. His jumper still needs work, but it looks better and he is playing with much improved confidence. Parker is playing like a rookie who is trying to prove too much, but he also makes plays that other players don't. There is lots of upside with him, and it seems like just a matter of time before he becomes a quality scorer. Mayo is not fat. Sanders is not getting in bar fights, yet.

It's a long season and this team probably only wins 25 games, but it's been nice to see them play some good ball.

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