The Milwaukee Bucks traded Greg Monroe and a first-round pick to the Phoenix Suns for PG Eric Bledsoe. Yesterday, November 10th, was their first game together, and I’ll just say they made a splash.
Bledsoe seemed to know when and when not to alley-oop it up to Giannis. Bledsoe dropped a total of thirteen points. He also assisted seven shots and had a total of four boards. Sure, they aren’t Russell Westbrook numbers, but for not playing in three weeks, Bledsoe seemed to know what’s up and did a great job of staying loose throughout that period.
Milwaukee doesn’t joke when they say that they Own The Future. To begin the game, their offense connected but they weren’t able to translate that energy to the defense. In the beginning of the second half, their defense was firing on all cylinders and it transitioned to the fastbreak, where the Bucks shine most at.
Now, the big question, how far can Antetokounmpo and Bledsoe go this year and in the upcoming years? Well, that still cannot be answered but they did show a promising future for this year, ending a four-game losing skid against San Antonio. Milwaukee didn’t seem to miss Greg Monroe too much as they were still pulling down several rebounds. Giannis and John Henson seemed to gain some chemistry as on the defensive end of the ball they were a wrecking crew.
Milwaukee defeated a Finals contender at their home court in a statement win. Bledsoe hadn’t even practiced with the team before that game, and he seemed to fit the system very, very well, as he connected extremely well with the Greek Freak Giannis Antetokounmpo. Malcolm Brogdon, 2016 NBA Rookie of the Year, was demoted to the bench when PG Eric Bledsoe stepped in. I feel like this may help humble himself, as he was not getting the job done. His stats last night were seven rebounds, one assist, and nine points. Not great, but pretty good for a bench player.
Time will only tell how great Milwaukee will be this year. But, all I will say for now is, look out NBA, the Milwaukee Bucks are the next great thing.
Written by Parker Winghart (ig: parkerwinghart fb: parkerwinghart yt: parkerwinghart)