The Milwaukee Bucks have one of the most intriguing rosters in the NBA going into this upcoming season. With plenty of young talent in a weaker Eastern Conference, this could be the year for the Bucks to break out. There are questions about the health of the team, but with a transcendent player like Giannis Antetokounmpo, who knows where their ceiling can be.
One of the main keys to this team is Jabari Parker. Coming off his second ACL injury in his past three years, this season is make-or-break for Parker. It is unknown whether or not he will be healthy for the start of the season, but once he does get back he needs to show that he can stay healthy. Before the injury last year, he was having a breakout season averaging 20.1 points and 6.2 rebounds per game on nearly 50-percent shooting. He is very confident that he will only continue to improve despite the injuries, stating, “I want to be able to jump as high, jump higher than I was, be faster than I was. That’s the only way I’ll play again.” With that mentality, it is quite possible he makes the jump to All-Star next season.
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) July 18, 2017
Developing young talent is something the Bucks have been doing expertly well ever since they drafted Antetokounmpo back in 2013. They turned an extremely raw prospect into arguably a top-10 player in four seasons, and going on his fifth he’s only getting better. At 22-years-old, Giannis is set up to be a top MVP candidate this season. Being the only superstar on the roster will allow him to get the statistics needed, but he has a good enough team where they will access as a whole as well. Watch for him to be top-three in MVP voting by this year’s end, and we shouldn’t even be surprised if he wins it.
“If I win the MVP, I can be the Most Improved…” pic.twitter.com/mHz8hs7NeY
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) August 1, 2017
Overall it has come time for the Milwaukee Bucks to show the NBA if they are legitimate or not. It’s possible that they will do just that, potentially hitting right around the 50-wins mark as a 3rd seed in the Eastern Conference. Whether or not this will actually happen is yet to be determined, and fans will just have to see what the season has in store for the Milwaukee Bucks.