The Milwaukee Bucks have made the playoffs in three of the past five seasons, stuck in the trend of "make, miss" from year to year. In each playoff iteration, the Bucks have been under or around .500 during the regular season before losing in the first round. This time around feels markedly different. On the back of a generational talent in Giannis Antetokounmpo, surrounded by good young role players, the Bucks are poised to become a perennial playoff team. John Hammond picked two eventual starters in Thon Maker and Malcolm Brogdon last June in the draft. Much like Antetokounmpo in 2013, Hammond was criticized for reaching for Maker with the 10th overall pick. After an up and down start, Maker
Nike has an eight-year global partnership with the NBA, starting in the 2017-2018 season. You will now begin to see the iconic Nike Swoosh on NBA gear, including jerseys, shorts, and even compression tights, worn on the court. With 25 years of research, Nike is going all in on redesigning the NBA’s jerseys, making them the best possible quality for its athletes. Here is what we know According to a press release from Nike, players on Team USA at the 2016 Olympic Games began to test out the new uniforms, providing feedback on what they preferred and disliked. Kyrie Irving, member of the gold medal men’s basketball team, spoke about the new uniforms. “The mental advantage of a quality uniform is
Send all of your reclamation projects to the Bay Area. Marcus Thompson of the San Jose Mercury News reports on Sunday that the Golden State Warriors are “eyeing” former No. 2 overall pick Michael Beasley. Beasley, still just 28 years old, played for the Milwaukee Bucks last season, averaging 9.4 points and 3.4 rebounds in 16.7 minutes per game. Like this fellow veteran the defending champs are also reportedly interested in, Beasley would provide a scoring punch off the bench, but starter-level antics to go along with it. The Warriors could certainly use the depth, but it remains to be seen if they are willing to add such personalities to an already quirky locker room.