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Monday Morning Media Roundup: May 23rd, 2022

Monday Morning Media Roundup: May 23rd, 2022

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports The “Semi Ojeleye Paradox” Edition Did Milwaukee’s title repeat chances hinge on, of all people, Semi Ojeleye? I mean not in the fact that he might’ve been the worst player to wear a Bucks uniform in many a decade, but in his embodiment as an opportunity cost. GM Jon Horst had hit upon a short run of luck the offseason before signing “prove it” guys like Bobby Portis, Bryn Forbes, and to a certain extent Pat Connaughton. Two of those guys look set to opt out and cash in on the promise of minutes on a playoff roster. Even...
May 21, 2022
Report: Bucks Have Two Named to NBA All-Defensive Team

Report: Bucks Have Two Named to NBA All-Defensive Team

Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Giannis Antetokounmpo makes the First Team, while Jrue Holiday joins the Second Team. It might not take the sting out of the season ending sooner than we expected, but recognition is always preferred to being overlooked. The Milwaukee Bucks have, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, had two of their top defenders named to the league’s All-Defensive teams for the 2021-22 season. 2021-22 NBA All-Defensive teams:First team: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Mikal Bridges, Rudy Gobert, Jaren Jackson Jr., Marcus SmartSecond team: Bam...
May 19, 2022
Bucks Report Card: East Semis

Bucks Report Card: East Semis

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports What grades do the Bucks receive for their sweep over Miami? Here we are folks, the weekly/roundly last report card of the year before final grades. After a few days of rumination, my conclusions about the Boston series are pretty unchanged. Both Bucks fans and national voices are debating the finer points of rotations and strategy but missing the forest for the trees: without one of their three best players, the Bucks cannot and should not be expected to perform at their peak. They could have beaten Boston but not with personnel tweaks...
May 19, 2022
The Brew Hoop Podcast Episode 132: That’s a Wrap

The Brew Hoop Podcast Episode 132: That’s a Wrap

Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Tying up loose ends We came, we saw, we lost, this time. Yes, the Milwaukee Bucks may have already concluded their season days ago, but we wanted to wait a few to let the season breathe before we convened to discuss our feelings about the Boston Celtics series and where the team goes from here. For me, it felt a bit like a relief honestly. It’s been a LOOONG haul of basketball for the last 18 months or so, and frankly it’s felt nice not to have it at the forefront of my mind for a few days. I can only imagine how a few...
May 19, 2022
Milwaukee Bucks Offseason To-Do List

Milwaukee Bucks Offseason To-Do List

Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports Vital plans to win another championship The Milwaukee Bucks season unfortunately ended this past Sunday in a tough seven game series against the Boston Celtics. There is a lot to try and process and I’m sure it will feel like a missed opportunity, especially with Khris Middleton’s injury. For Jon Horst, he has a busy summer ahead to try and re-tool to get the roster that’s needed to win another championship. Here are some of the things he will need to do to achieve that. Pay Bobby Portis Jr. Bobby Portis signing in 2020 was a...
May 18, 2022
Emptying Out the File Drawer: Post-Season Thoughts

Emptying Out the File Drawer: Post-Season Thoughts

Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports And with that, it’s over. I’m not going to over-analyze the Bucks’ unfortunate demise here. I won’t even gripe that national talking heads too often bury the absence of Khris Middleton as a mere footnote. (Oh wait.) Rather, I’m going to follow the title and empty out my file drawer: a collection of ideas that I was going to dribble out over the next few weeks if, you know, we won. I may spin these takes into something more in the future, but for now, enjoy a motley crew of half-baked thoughts. It May Be Worth Considering Why We...
May 17, 2022
The Giannis Antetokounmpo Debate is Done

The Giannis Antetokounmpo Debate is Done

Photo by Adam Glanzman/ He’s the king bar none. I’d like to point you to the following two stat lines: Both pushed series to the brink against suffocating defenses, even in the absence of key players alongside them. One invited rapturous praise and logical leapfrogging to a championship that made the transitive property chuckle. The other has elicited respect, admiration, modest debate and, I think finally, acceptance. Player A is Giannis Antetokounmpo during the Boston series. Player B is Kevin Durant during last year’s Bucks-Nets series. For much of last...
May 16, 2022
In the Long Run, We’ll Be Alright

In the Long Run, We’ll Be Alright

Not Even A Year Has Gone By Since We Won the Title Even if we never get back again. Warning: This post includes details which are very personal about the author and her backstory. For those in the LGBTQ+ community, this material may or may not be triggering. It shouldn’t be, but this is here just to give you a heads up! Also, please be nice and avoid bigotry in the comments, posting this wasn’t easy. Finally, this is not the entirety of how I came out, and why, etc, just how I can relate it to the Bucks. Thanks in advance! Hi Bucks fans! Now that we’ve gotten...
May 16, 2022
Monday Morning Media Roundup: May 16th, 2022

Monday Morning Media Roundup: May 16th, 2022

Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports The “Gone Fishing” Edition Ideally, it wouldn’t have quite ended like this. While the run would never have been perfect, you could quite reasonably argue that this Milwaukee Bucks team was in a good spot to repeat as NBA champions. Giannis Antetokounmpo remained the best player in the league, Brook Lopez had returned from back surgery and looked as good as you could hope, Jrue Holiday had a strong close to the year, the supporting squad looked solid enough, etc etc etc etc. Guess not! The overriding feeling I have this morning is...
May 15, 2022
Milwaukee vs. Boston Game Seven: Bucks Season Grinds to Halt against Celtics

Milwaukee vs. Boston Game Seven: Bucks Season Grinds to Halt against Celtics

Photo by Adam Glanzman/ The Milwaukee Bucks posted a horrific performance from deep, and coupled with a rough final three quarters of shooting from Giannis Antetokounmpo (and, well, everyone), and the Boston Celtics moved onto the Eastern Conference Finals behind a 109-81 win. Brook Lopez and the complementary gang showed up to kick this one off, helping push the Bucks to a 26-20 lead following the first. Milwaukee weathered through a really rough 3-19 half from deep and trailed 48-43 after a bad foul call to end the half. Milwaukee didn’t find any more rhythm after...
May 15, 2022
Game Seven Rapid Recap: Bucks 81, Celtics 109

Game Seven Rapid Recap: Bucks 81, Celtics 109

Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports There’s always next year The story of the series was the Milwaukee Bucks inability to take or make threes, and it played out once more in Game Seven as the defending champs saw their season end, 109-81 to the Boston Celtics. On so many levels it was a disappointment, but I also felt a swell of pride for Giannis Antetokounmpo and company for putting forth this kind of effort without their second best offensive player. I hope y’all were able to enjoy some of it too, even amidst the disappointment. Here’s to next year. NBA.com Box...
May 15, 2022
Bucks vs. Celtics Game Seven Thread

Bucks vs. Celtics Game Seven Thread

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports Tip-off is set for 2:30 PM Central Milwaukee Bucks. Boston Celtics. Game Seven. Nuff said. Check out the full preview here, and follow along below and on Twitter. And now more than freakin’ ever, GO BUCKS! Support our site! | BreakingT | ESPN+ | ESPN+ 30 For 30 | fuboTV | Disney+
May 15, 2022
Bucks vs. Celtics Game Seven Preview: For All the Second Round Marbles

Bucks vs. Celtics Game Seven Preview: For All the Second Round Marbles

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports Can the Bucks win a third time in Boston? One of the most enjoyable Milwaukee Bucks wins of my lifetime happened just a few days ago, against these Boston Celtics, as Milwaukee staged an improbable Game Five comeback. They return on Sunday, needing to win in TD Garden for a third time this series if they want to punch a ticket to the next round. Let’s go. Where We’re At You all know the deal at this point. Each team has won three games, Boston winning more decisively, and for the second straight year we have a Game Seven in the...
May 14, 2022
Backs Against the Wall: Bucks Repeat Chances Hinge on Game 7

Backs Against the Wall: Bucks Repeat Chances Hinge on Game 7

Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via We have been here before. The Milwaukee Bucks are fighting for their lives on the road in the seventh game of a 7-game series, just like last year. The Bucks are trying to best their opponent despite injury and cold shooting, just like last year. But despite the familiar territory, Milwaukee is in a much different place going into tomorrow’s winner-take-all showdown against the Boston Celtics. And while it might be tough to admit, those differences make all the difference. Khris Middleton has been ruled out for Game 7 vs. the...
May 14, 2022
Seven Things This Game 7 Is

Seven Things This Game 7 Is

Giannis and the Bucks Are Looking Like History Is, Repeating? | Photo by Stacy Revere/ Or Could Be Hi Bucks’ fans! It’s been a little while since you all have heard from me, I believe it was a Grayson Allen redemption posting back in the Bulls’ series (he’s already making me regret it, lol). I’ve had a lot on my mind, so here I am again. I thought it would be cool to do a game seven view from a different angle. I’m not going to talk about stats, or specific plays, or in’s and out’s of what has been going on in the series. As I said, I’ve had a lot on...