Rome wasn’t built in a day. And for Malik Beasley, the Milwaukee Bucks are just the same.
Amid the Bucks’ rise in the East standings, the 27-year-old winger emphasized that they are still a work in progress. After disrupting their core by bringing in Damian Lillard during the offseason, the adjustment hasn’t been easy for Cream City.
Beasley, however, believes that they are building Rome. And once they complete it, he is confident that what will come out is a masterpiece. The Bucks are not rushing, though. It’s going to take a bit of a time for the team to reach its full potential, and so they are being patient.
“We are still building Rome. One day at a time, one game at a time,” Beasley declared, via Bally Sports Wisconsin.
It’s certainly encouraging to hear Malik Beasley and the rest of the Milwaukee Bucks’ mentality amid what has been quite the up-and-down start to the 2023-24 season.
"We are still building Rome. One day at a time, one game at a time." #Bucks guard Malik Beasley talks about Milwaukee's expectations and the room for growth as a team. #FearTheDeer | #NBA pic.twitter.com/ZnDZe3diM8
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While the Bucks are 16-7 so far and third in the East, they haven’t been as dominant as they would have imagined when they acquired Lillard from the Portland Trail Blazers. But the good thing is they are not panicking or overthinking it.
The team understands that they are building something great, and as what the famous Rome saying suggests, great things aren’t done overnight.
Malik Beasley Dreaming of Championship with Milwaukee Bucks
Malik Beasley knows the Milwaukee Bucks are more than capable of winning the championship, which is why he joined the team in free agency after a brief stint with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Sure enough, Beasley is not regretting his decision. As he mentioned, the Bucks are growing game by game, and he’s confident they will only get better as a team.
During their Monday showdown with the Chicago Bulls, Beasley dropped 19 points to help the team survive in OT, 133-129. He shot 5-of-8 from deep, as he improved his 3-point shooting to an even 3.0 makes on 46.4 percent shooting.
That is exactly how Beasley imagined his role would be with the Bucks when he signed with the team.
“I chose this team to win a championship and to get open looks and it’s been happening,” Beasley shared. “Whenever the ball is moving, I get at least five or six threes a game. Hopefully, I hit them at a high rate. The ball is moving, and we’re playing defense and getting in transition, so I’m getting easy baskets. I got a dunk last night. So the more we’re not in the halfcourt, the better we are as a team.”
There are still a lot of games left for the Bucks this 2023-24 season, but it’s definitely encouraging to see the team’s progress everyday.
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