After four months of no basketball, the NBA is gearing up for the resumption of the 2019-2020 season. With such a long hiatus fans can be forgiven for forgetting the current narratives surrounding the NBA. We have taken a look around the league and selected the three main plots to follow upon its resumption.
The Milwaukee Bucks weren’t winners in last summer’s offseason like the Clippers and Lakers. The loss of Malcolm Brogdon raised questions about the team’s chances in 2019/20 despite having the best record in the Eastern Conference last season and getting to within two victories of the NBA Finals.
On 12th May 2019, Kawhi Leonard hit one of the greatest shots in NBA history.
The Milwaukee Bucks are on pace for 71 wins this season and they are cruising above the rest of the NBA. For some reason though, this team is not being talked about enough, even though that squad is having a dominant season.
Just shy of two months until the playoffs begin and the Milwaukee Bucks have already earned themselves a spot.
The NBA's Christmas Day schedule is a great tradition. For over a decade, the league have been showing five consecutive games on 25th December, and 2019 is no different.
The Los Angeles Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks meet at Fiserv Forum on Thursday night. Although they have games to play before then, at the time of writing they share the best record in the NBA at 23-3. Milwaukee are four games ahead in the loss column in the Eastern Conference - the same goes for the Lakers in the West.
Along those lines, I wanted to do a bit of an early assessment of how convincing the NBA’s preseason favorites have been.
Kyle Korver will sign a one-year deal on the veteran's minimum with the Milwaukee Bucks, as reported by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Veteran Kyle Korver was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies in the trade that saw the Utah Jazz acquire Mike Conley. At the start of July, he was moved again, being sent to the Phoenix Suns along with Jevon Carter. Phoenix soon waived Korver, making him one of the most desired pieces on the free agent market.
Shifting Leonard to the Western Conference alters the balance of power once again. The East is relatively weak, or so it seems.
Malcolm Brogdon’s free agency is set to be as interesting as any in the NBA. The Milwaukee Bucks are in a tricky spot with Eric Bledsoe re-signed, Giannis Antetokounmpo nearing a supermax and Brogdon, Brook Lopez and Khris Middleton hitting free agency.
Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon is heading for restricted free agency this offseason. In the shadows of not just Giannis Antetokounmpo, but also Khris Middleton, Brogdon is the forgotten piece of this Bucks team.
LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kevin Durant and James Harden all have a claim as the best player in the NBA.