The Bucks have not had a positive road trip. After beating the Pelicans, they have now lost four straight including an overtime loss to the Bulls last night. In his press conference, Mike Budenholzer does not seem concerned about the Bucks’ recent losing streak.
"We got a lot of open threes and we gotta make more of them…and I think our guys will."
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— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) December 29, 2022
Mike Budenholzer Shows Confidence In Team
The offense has been a huge conversation for the Bucks this season. While the defense has been elite, the offense has sputtered at times. Mike Budenholzer does not seem concerned. “We got a lot of open threes and we gotta make more of them…and I think our guys will,” Budenholzer said in the postgame press conference. This comment shows that he thinks the offense is working well. The Bucks are creating open shots. Now it is just getting them to fall.
Injuries Have Not Helped
The Bucks have been fighting the injury bug all season. Khris Middleton was back for a week or two and now is out with a knee issue. Jrue Holiday did not play in the game last night against the Bulls. Giannis Antetokounmpo has missed games here and there. In order for the offense to run smoothly, they need all of their pieces. This team is also not done adding pieces. The Bucks are prime contenders to make a move before the trade deadline and shooting should be a priority. The good news is that Mike Budenholzer and the Bucks have been here before and know what it takes to win a championship.
While many Bucks fans might be panicking, Mike Budenholzer and the team are not. The good news is the Bucks are now back home and will face the Timberwolves and the Wizards in the next three games. This will hopefully get them back on track.