Tagged mike budenholzer

Stop Under-Appreciating the Milwaukee Bucks

Does anybody realize that the Milwaukee Bucks are on pace to be the third team in NBA history to win 70 games? With the way our national sports coverage landscape is these days, it’s safe to assume no. The Los Angeles Lakers grab most of the daytime spotlight with LeBron James in the league’s second-largest…

Want ALL our amazing content? Subscribe to The Basketball Writers: Join Today

Midseason NBA Coach of the Year Power Rankings

We’re more than halfway through the 2019-20 NBA campaign, and a small group of coaches have emerged as the strongest candidates for Coach of the Year honors. With so many players switching teams this offseason, some of the league’s top skippers have faced new and significant challenges. While Coach of the Year winners often have…

Want ALL our amazing content? Subscribe to The Basketball Writers: Join Today

Predicting NBA’s Top 10 International Players in 2019-20: Giannis Antetokounmpo (2)

A lot is made of passing the baton in sports. Magic Johnson and Larry Bird begat Michael Jordan, Jordan led to Kobe Bryant. After Kobe came LeBron James. James is closing in on the end of his basketball career, and the league is ripe for the taking. Giannis Antetokounmpo will be the prime face of…

Want ALL our amazing content? Subscribe to The Basketball Writers: Join Today

Kyle Korver is the Perfect Role Player for Milwaukee Bucks

It’s not often we gush about role players making the difference on a new team, but this maybe should be the exception. Kyle Korver and the Milwaukee Bucks are a match made in heaven. Long coveted for his three-point shooting prowess, Korver signed a deal with the Bucks this summer to help provide spacing to…

Want ALL our amazing content? Subscribe to The Basketball Writers: Join Today

Marc Gasol Has Been Toronto Raptors’ Secret Weapon

We all thought it was Jimmy Butler’s arrival in Philadelphia, but it turns out the most important acquisition at the 2019 trade deadline was Marc Gasol heading to the Toronto Raptors. During this Eastern Conference Finals against Milwaukee, Gasol has averaged a seemingly “not-that-important” 10.3 points, 8.5 rebounds, five assists and 2.5 blocks while shooting…

Want ALL our amazing content? Subscribe to The Basketball Writers: Join Today

How Bucks’ Frontcourt Shooting Unlocked Postseason Potential

From Splash Mountain to their prized trade deadline acquisition, the Milwaukee Bucks are an offensive dynamo because of their shooting frontcourt. Since joining the Bucks in February, Nikola Mirotic has taken 64.4 percent of his attempts from three, hitting 35.6 percent. Brook Lopez launches 65.1 percent of his shots from deep and gets 36.5 percent…

Want ALL our amazing content? Subscribe to The Basketball Writers: Join Today

Who Should Be 2018-19 NBA Coach of the Year?

Just about every NBA award race in 2018-19 will come down to the wire, but Coach of the Year may be the most hotly contested of all. There are no shortage of deserving candidates from which to choose, as a number of coaches led their team to far more success than expected. Some successfully navigated…

Want ALL our amazing content? Subscribe to The Basketball Writers: Join Today

Milwaukee Bucks Defense Has Just One Tiny Weakness

Al Horford is wide open for the game-winning triple. Just moments after the Boston Celtics’ big man sinks a long ball to tie the score with under a minute to go, the Milwaukee Bucks, now up by one, leave Horford free behind the arc again during the final possession. Yet, instead of delivering the rock…

Want ALL our amazing content? Subscribe to The Basketball Writers: Join Today