With new head coach Mike Budenholzer and a brand new arena, the Milwaukee Bucks are in for an exciting year in 2018-19. The Bucks have the personnel to become an elite team in the Eastern Conference - it’s all about maximizing the talent on the roster. Led by Giannis Antetokounmpo, expect the Milwaukee Bucks to take the next step this year during Fiserv Forum’s inaugural season.
Giannis Antetokounmpo has established himself as a consistent MVP candidate and dominant player in the NBA. The Greek Freak’s athleticism and play making ability make him one of the most unguardable players in the entire league. He plays basketball with such contagious enthusiasm and passion, which is why he is a fan favorite in Milwaukee. Giannis Antetokounmpo provides no shortage of highlights, especially when it comes to posterizing dunks or emphatic blocks.
Alongside the Greek Freak, Khris Middleton and Eric Bledsoe expect to have major roles this season. As a versatile player who scores 20+ points per game and defends at a high level, Middleton is one of the most underrated players in the league. Bledsoe is an athletic point guard who can push the pace and share the ball in Mike Budenholzer’s fast paced offense. Former Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon will also play a key role this season.
The Bucks main additions of the off-season came in the form of two free agency signings and drafting Donte DiVincenzo in the first round. DiVincenzo won a national championship at Villanova last season, and the Bucks expect him to make a significant impact right away off the bench. In free agency, Milwaukee signed Ersan Ilyasova and Brook Lopez. Both Ilyasova and Lopez can shoot from deep and space the floor, something the Bucks have lacked the past few seasons. Adding two shooters, especially at power forward and center, could be the missing pieces for the Bucks offense.
There is plenty of reason the get excited about the Bucks this year, especially because they are moving into their brand new arena. The Fiserv Forum will offer Bucks’ fans the most state-of-the-art experiences that the NBA has to offer. The new arena will feature the largest center court video display in the league. The video scoreboard will stretch out more than three-fourths of the court. Suites at the Fiserv Forum will accommodate groups of 12-26 guests. For Bucks games, suite ticket holders will enter the new arena through a VIP entrance and be able to park in the VIP parking structure.