The Milwaukee Bucks are showing off at this point. Against the Orlando Magic, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jrue Holiday were both out and the Bucks still won. After the game, head coach Mike Budenholzer praised the versatility of Brook Lopez.
"It's really really impressive. Tonight he doesn't have a three-pointer and he still has 24…Brook's doing a lot of different things."
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Mike Budenholzer Praises Brook Lopez
One reason that Lopez is so dangerous is his ability to stretch the floor. However, he can also bully teams down low. Budenholzer praised this type of versatility in his postgame press conference.
“It’s really really impressive. Tonight he doesn’t have a three-pointer and he still has 24…Brook’s doing a lot of different things.”
Against the Magic, he did not have a three-pointer and still scored 24 points. Part of this may be the increase in shooters that the Bucks have on the roster especially after adding Jae Crowder at the trade deadline. While all of the attention will be on Giannis, Holiday, and Khris Middleton, Lopez is quietly one of the key pieces for the offense and defense.
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Deepest Team In The League
The Bucks are showing just how deep they are. Not many teams could be missing their two best players and still pull out a win. Yes, this was against a subpar Magic team but it still is impressive, especially considering that Orlando has some good young talent. They are going to be hard to beat in the playoffs because there are so many ways they can beat a team. If Holiday is having an off night, Giannis or Lopez can go off. If the stars are being taken out, Crowder, Grayson Allen, or Joe Ingles can have a big game. The versatility of this team all around is really impressive.
Even if the rest of the league isn’t talking about it, Mike Budenholzer wants to make sure that everyone knows just how good of a season Brook Lopez is having. The Bucks are looking to lock up the number-one seed in the Eastern Conference and make a deep playoff run.
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