2014-15 Record: 41-41
2014-15 Offense: 97.8 PPG (22nd)
2014-15 Defense: 97.4 PPG (8th)
Key Additions: Greg Monroe (F/C), Greivis Vasquez (PG), Rashad Vaughn (SG)
Key Losses: Jared Dudley (SF), Ersan Ilyasova (PF), Zaza Pachulia (C)
The Bucks are a hot pick to get one of the top three seeds in the Eastern Conference. Some even think they might be the second best team in the east. Have they really improved that much? Can Jason Kidd get this team to fifty wins?
The Bucks were one of the younger teams in the league last year. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton made for one of the youngest and longest wing pairings. They then added Michael Carter-Williams at point guard to make them even longer. That length paid off as they were one of the best defensive teams last year.
This year the Bucks will add a couple of important players to last years playoff team. First, they signed center Greg Monroe in free agency. Monroe isn’t a good defender but he’s a skilled low post scorer and passer. The Bucks aren’t hurting for defense. What they needed last year is someone who can score and get baskets for others. That’s what Monroe should add. The other big addition will be the return of Jabari Parker. Jabari only played in 25 games last year. but he should be available for many more this year.
The Bucks have a ton of talent and look like an up and coming team. I don’t see the leap to fifty wins happening this year but it will happen someday. They’ll improve upon last year’s .500 record but not by that much.