Khris Middleton

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Milwaukee Bucks

 

2015-16 Season Record: 33-49 (-8 wins from 2014-15)

 

Departures:

PG Michael Carter-Williams--> Traded to Bulls

PG Tyler Ennis--> Traded to Rockets

PG Greivis Vasquez--> Nets

G Jerryd Bayless--> 76ers

SG O.J. Mayo--> Banned for 2 seasons

F Damien Inglis

PF Johnny O'Bryant

The Bucks will miss the versatility and 3-point shooting of Jerryd Bayless, who will now start in Philadelphia, but I don't see them missing any of these other pieces. O.J. Mayo was banned for failing another drug test, while Ennis, Inglis, and O'Bryant failed to prove themselves for roster spots.

Additions:

G Matthew Dellavedova (Cavaliers)

G Jason Terry (Rockets)

SF Tony Snell (Traded from Bulls)

PF Michael Beasley (Traded from Rockets)

PF Mirza Teletovic (Suns)

These offseason additions are very intriguing, however. Dellavedova should immediately start for the Bucks, as coach Jason Kidd announced he will once again send Greg Monroe off the bench. His defensive value will create smarter plays for a young Milwaukee team who will miss Khris Middleton for most of the season. Mirza Teletovic brings valuable shooting at the 4 that Jabari Parker and Michael Beasley really can't. Jason Terry was brought on as a mentor to Rashad Vaughn and the other young guards.

Draft Picks: F/C Thon Maker (10th), SG Malcolm Brogdon (36th)

Team Needs: Backup SG, SF

Thon Maker was definitely a stretch for me at 10, but after summer league, I'm starting to believe analysts undervalued him because of age questions and quality of play in his postgraduate year. He has definite ball skills that could prove valuable for a team that will depend more on a 6'11 PG this year in Giannis Antetokounmpo. Malcolm Brogdon, the rare college senior the Bucks drafted, should be a steady influence who will play solid defense and not commit stupid turnovers.

Player Decisions:

None

Draft and Stash Prospects:

None

 

Current Roster (WAR/82):

G Matthew Dellavedova (4.70)

G Jason Terry (-.01)

SG Malcolm Brogdon (Rookie)

SG Rashad Vaughn (-1.93)

G/F Khris Middleton (12.74)

SF Tony Snell (2.43)

F Giannis Antetokounmpo (7.65)

PF Michael Beasley (.57)

PF Steve Novak (.33)

PF Jabari Parker (-.11)

PF Mirza Teletovic (3.05)

F/C Thon Maker (Rookie)

C John Henson (1.25)

C Greg Monroe (5.74)

C Miles Plumlee (.28)

Current WAR/82: 36.69 (does not include rookies)

Projected Record: 34-48 (10th in East)

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