Author: Rudy L.B.

I know sports because I know winning. Why do I know winning; because I really know losing. I was the 22nd runner on a 22 man 2001 Cross Country National Championship team, I was last at the state meet in the 2 mile in 1998, I played hoops with Caron Butler (who dunked on me all the time) and I once hit 5 batters in one inning.

Brook Lopez is the key to a Bucks series win. Since his return from a back injury, he has helped the Bucks get their championship mojo back. The seven foot 34 year old  is one of the keys to a Bucks series win, beating up on the blocks and keeping control of the game. While the numbers for Brook are not high scoring like Giannis or Jrue, if he manages to have a higher-points and rebound number, the Bucks seem to win. Brook only averages 25 minutes a game but those minutes have been impactful. If he can hit 30…

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The Bucks lost game four Monday night in a meeting they really could have used. Losing 116-108, the Bucks did a good job of getting Boston to turnover the ball. (Celts 11 vs Bucks 8) They also did a good job of getting to the free throw line. But at times the Bucks offense looked stagnant and filled with very few passes and set plays that were effective. The Bucks lacked rhythm. They did not have very many assists. (25 vs 18 for the Bucks). The Celtics get paid too and Al Horford looked like a younger version of himself.…

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It looks like the Bucks coaching staff might lose a coach. (And honestly, did anyone doubt Darvin Ham wouldn’t get his chance.) The Los Angeles Lakers (per sources) have requested permission to interview Ham. When and where that might happen, of course, has yet to be confirmed but when it does you’d have to think he’d be a top option for the Lakers. Ham understands the NBA, understands how to motivate stars, and has the ability to implement a top-tier system that would help bring a team success. Coming from the Greg Popovich (and now Mike Budenholzer) tree has got…

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Defense wins championships, or so the saying goes. (I always thought it was getting more points than the other team but what do I know?) And if that is the case the Bucks might be in for a good playoff run. As we look deeper into where the Bucks defense is at, you might want to add this simple line when you are chatting it up over beers with your friends, talking hoops: “The Bucks defense looks good again, almost like last year.” Because statistically, it does. With scoring down league-wide, having a strong defense might be the ticket a…

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Playoff time is almost here for the Milwaukee Bucks. With the impending defending championship run upon us, what are some answers to some of the many questions for the Bucks? And is it true what my old track coach used to say, “The future’s so bright you better wear shades!” Or was it, “opinions are like eyeballs…. everyone has one?” Something like that. [pickup_prop id=”20470″] Let’s look at three big questions facing the Bucks and where we should go from here. What Opponent Would Be Best? As of 4.3.22, the Bucks vs Bulls looks to appear to be the impending…

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LeBron James in a Milwaukee Bucks uniform

“I’m taking my talents to Summerfest.” Lebron James is in a unique position right now. He’s on an old team – mostly his doing – that might not be even close to competing for an NBA championship. (Still, he’s already won 4). So as Yahoo Sports’ Ben Rohrbach writes, “When smoke surrounds Lebron James there is always fire, and the Los Angeles Lakers are burning.”  Rohrbach continues, “Whenever James has been dissatisfied in his career, whether he tells us directly or lets anonymous sources do the informing, whispers become louder right before a momentous change reverberates around the NBA. We…

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Bucks Midseason Grades are in. Let’s see how everything shook out after a busy NBA trading deadline. “You get what you get and you don’t pitch a fit” There is a really great 4K teacher that I know who always says, “You get what you get and you don’t pitch a fit.” That is exactly how we should feel about the Bucks 4-15 rotation guys. On the whole, they are fine. Fans love Bobby Portis and fans love Pat Connaughton: they should-they are fans! Wesley Matthews is a Marquette guy; Serge Ibaka is new and Thansis is our guy. But…

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Milwaukee Bucks play against the Washington Wizards

Milwaukee Bucks midseason grades for the 2021-2022 season are in, even though we’re well past the halfway point. The overall team grade is good (B+); the Bucks are 30-20 and the number four seed. Our grades are “top-heavy” with Giannis, Khris, and Jrue worth a ton of points and value for Milwaukee. There is also a ton of reality setting in for a fan base that is used to a long NBA season.  The NBA is a fickle sport in the sense that with such a long season (late September to late June), teams turn it off and on at…

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NBA trade deadline talk and trade rumors are bound to heat up with February 10th soon approaching. To make a trade, a team has to have something to give. It’s great to think about what the Bucks want, but what do they have? Milwaukee has a first-round pick in 2022, three presumably untouchable players in Giannis, Khris, and Jrue, and a bunch of really good veterans, some of whom have either really good “cap-friendly” deals or are working on expiring deals. The Bucks also do not have much space, nor do they probably think they need to spend more money.…

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