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2019-20 Three B’s - Wesley Matthews

2019-20 Three B’s - Wesley Matthews

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Feisty as always... Welcome to the Brew Hoop’s entirely subjective and emotionally-driven 2019-20 Milwaukee Bucks season player evaluations! Similar to last year’s series, we’ll take a look at each current Buck and ask three questions: what do they do that helps (Boon), what do they do that hurts (Bane), and whether they ought to be on this team (Belonging). Today we look at Wesley Matthews and see how another season in a Bucks uniform could shakeout for the Iron Man. Wesley’s Boon: Bringing the energy While it sounds cliche, it is what Wes did best...
Oct 19, 2020
Monday Morning Media Roundup: October 19th, 2020

Monday Morning Media Roundup: October 19th, 2020

Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via The “Everyone gets some time in the vampiric pigsty” Edition It’s been coming for a long time, but with the NBA season at a close and almost nothing besides whether Anthony Davis is the greatest big man of all time (trust me, I’ve seen some psychos discuss this on The Twitter), the sights of the sprawling collective known as the chattering class can fully turn on Giannis. And if they’re turning on Giannis, that means they’re turning on every possible reason why Giannis will decide to sign with any team that isn’t the Bucks. Exhibit A "The...
Oct 17, 2020
Center Of Attention: The Bucks’ Frontcourt and Playoff Problems

Center Of Attention: The Bucks’ Frontcourt and Playoff Problems

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports The Milwaukee Bucks have a frontcourt boasting two All Stars and two All-Defensive Team players. Might that change? Winston Churchill once said “to improve is to change, and to be perfect is to change often.” In the case of the Bucks, the need for improvement is clear: in the playoffs, their offensive system is stagnant, their defensive scheme is flawed, and the talent on the roster is not currently in a position to overcome these structural deficiencies against postseason competition. With so many different angles to consider, where do you start? There...
Oct 16, 2020
Three Bs - Khris Middleton

Three Bs - Khris Middleton

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Khris cashed in last offseason with a near-max contract, and he had a career year in response. Welcome to the Brew Hoop’s entirely subjective and emotionally-driven 2019-20 Milwaukee Bucks season player evaluations! Similar to last year’s series, we’ll take a look at each current Buck and ask three questions: what do they do that helps (Boon), what do they do that hurts (Bane), and whether they ought to be on this team (Belonging). Last summer, there were two camps of Bucks fans. On one side were those who wanted Khris Middleton to be retained, to...
Oct 14, 2020
2019-20 Three Bs - Giannis Antetokounmpo

2019-20 Three Bs - Giannis Antetokounmpo

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Consecutive MVP Awards. DPOY. Not bad. Welcome to the Brew Hoop’s entirely subjective and emotionally-driven 2019-20 Milwaukee Bucks season player evaluations! Similar to last year’s series, we’ll take a look at each current Buck and ask three questions: what do they do that helps (Boon), what do they do that hurts (Bane), and whether they ought to be on this team (Belonging). Not much needs to be said about Giannis Antetokounmpo’s season that hasn’t already been said. He won his second consecutive MVP award. He won defensive player of the...
Oct 13, 2020
2019-20 Three Bs - George Hill

2019-20 Three Bs - George Hill

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/ Is the Bucks’ sixth man a fixture on the roster? Welcome to the Brew Hoop’s entirely subjective and emotionally-driven 2019-20 Milwaukee Bucks season player evaluations! Similar to last year’s series, we’ll take a look at each current Buck and ask three questions: what do they do that helps (Boon), what do they do that hurts (Bane), and whether they ought to be on this team (Belonging). Ever since arriving in a midseason rescue trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers, George Hill has been a major part of the Milwaukee Bucks guard rotation. His veteran presence...
Oct 12, 2020
Monday Morning Media Roundup: October 12th, 2020

Monday Morning Media Roundup: October 12th, 2020

Mark Hoffman, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel via Imagn Content Services, LLC The “So what comes next?” Edition The Lakers are NBA champions. If you want more on that, check out last week’s incoherency from yours truly. With the Bubble finally coming to a close one of the big questions that will be on our minds is how the NBA plans on bringing basketball back in 2021? We’ve got plenty of offseason activities to rally around (free agency, the draft, articles about Giannis “loving” San Francisco’s commitment to green energy internet surveillance, etc.),...
Oct 9, 2020
2019-20 Three B’s - Robin Lopez

2019-20 Three B’s - Robin Lopez

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports How does Robin Lopez fit in with the Bucks? Welcome to the Brew Hoop’s entirely subjective and emotionally-driven 2019-20 Milwaukee Bucks season player evaluations! Similar to last year’s series, we’ll take a look at each current Buck and ask three questions: what do they do that helps (Boon), what do they do that hurts (Bane), and whether they ought to be on this team (Belonging). This article will feature one of the Lopez brothers, as we break down Robin Lopez and how he fits with the Bucks. Robin’s Boon: 3-Point Shooting??? This was something that...
Oct 8, 2020
2019-20 Three B’s - Brook Lopez

2019-20 Three B’s - Brook Lopez

Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/ The big man found accolades this year for his defensive prowess Welcome to the Brew Hoop’s entirely subjective and emotionally-driven 2019-20 Milwaukee Bucks season player evaluations! Similar to last year’s series, we’ll take a look at each current Buck and ask three questions: what do they do that helps (Boon), what do they do that hurts (Bane), and whether they ought to be on this team (Belonging). Following his wildly successful first season as a Milwaukee Buck, Brook Lopez came into the year with a bigger contract, and slightly elevated...
Oct 7, 2020
Brew Hoop Night Shift: October 7, 2020

Brew Hoop Night Shift: October 7, 2020

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports George Hill’s big heart and ideas for dinner! Every evening at 8:00 pm central, this all-purpose thread goes up, and the comments section is where it’s going down. What Bucks news did we not cover? What topics do you want to break down further? Or is there something non-Bucks that you want to bounce off of one another? Even something non-basketball? This is the place. Today’s (On) Topic: George Hill was awarded the NBA Cares Community Assist Award! Hill was one of five recipients to win the award for the 2019-2020 season. Even though he has only been in...
Oct 7, 2020
Giannis Antetokounmpo to star in...Madden???

Giannis Antetokounmpo to star in...Madden???

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports A cliffhanging trailer shows the Greek Freak going airborne for a football We all know how Giannis graced the cover of NBA 2K19. Now, it looks like he may be making another splash in the video game environment. Take a look at what the official Madden account just tweeted: A crossover is coming to The Yard #Madden21 10.8.20 pic.twitter.com/mTqpJWvXgE— Madden NFL 21 (@EAMaddenNFL) October 7, 2020 First, we see “Family over EVERYTHING” grace the screen. Next, we see a player wearing No. 34 leap to make an athletic catch. Then, we see what’s...
Oct 7, 2020
2019-20 Three B’s - Ersan Ilyasova

2019-20 Three B’s - Ersan Ilyasova

Photo by Ashley Landis - Pool/ It’s probably the last legs of beloved Ersan’s time in Milwaukee... Welcome to the Brew Hoop’s entirely subjective and emotionally-driven 2019-20 Milwaukee Bucks season player evaluations! Similar to last year’s series, we’ll take a look at each current Buck and ask three questions: what do they do that helps (Boon), what do they do that hurts (Bane), and whether they ought to be on this team (Belonging). Were it not for the arrival of Marvin Williams midseason, we would’ve gotten to see more of Ersan Ilyasova in what will probably be his swan...
Oct 6, 2020
Report: Bucks Assistant Darvin Ham to Interview with Pacers, Clippers

Report: Bucks Assistant Darvin Ham to Interview with Pacers, Clippers

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/ The longtime Bud assistant will be foraying the open job market once again As the coaching carousel continues to swing during this weird NBA offseason, many teams have jettisoned veteran head coaches in search of fresh blood: enter Darvin Ham. The longtime Mike Budenholzer assistant who made his way from Atlanta to Milwaukee has been Bud’s lead assistant for some time. It’s been seven years since Ham first linked up with Bud, and he’s been linked to several coaching positions over the years. Now, it appears he’s in the running for the Indiana Pacers and Los...
Oct 6, 2020
2019-20 Three B’s - Eric Bledsoe

2019-20 Three B’s - Eric Bledsoe

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Does Bledsoe have a future in Milwaukee? Welcome to the Brew Hoop’s entirely subjective and emotionally-driven 2019-20 Milwaukee Bucks season player evaluations! Similar to last year’s series, we’ll take a look at each current Buck and ask three questions: what do they do that helps (Boon), what do they do that hurts (Bane), and whether they ought to be on this team (Belonging). In this edition, we take a look at Eric Bledsoe, how his performance impacted the Bucks, and if he’s the right fit moving forward. Bledsoe’s Boon: Aggressiveness When Eric...
Oct 5, 2020
2019-20 Three Bs - Pat Connaughton

2019-20 Three Bs - Pat Connaughton

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports Planet Pat fell back to earth this year. Welcome to the Brew Hoop’s entirely subjective and emotionally-driven 2019-20 Milwaukee Bucks season player evaluations! Similar to last year’s series, we’ll take a look at each current Buck and ask three questions: what do they do that helps (Boon), what do they do that hurts (Bane), and whether they ought to be on this team (Belonging). Pat Connaughton is, by his own admission, more than an athlete. The 6’5” baseball prospect has gotten involved in Milwaukee, both as a philanthropist and an investor, and...