The Milwaukee Bucks will have one of the better big three units in the NBA entering the 2023-2024 regular season. Fadeawayworld.net released an article about who has the best big three in the NBA and who will have the worst big three units in the NBA for the upcoming 2023-2024 season.
The NBA regular season will begin in less than a month from now, and we will see who can dethrone the Denver Nuggets as the reigning NBA Champions. Denver is ranked as the second-best big three, and the Phoenix Suns are ranked as the best big three entering this season. Where are the Milwaukee Bucks Ranked Heading into this season?
Milwaukee Bucks Are Ranked Seventh In this Poll
According to fadeawayworld.net, the Bucks will have the seventh-best big three unit in the NBA this season. Their big three are Jrue Holiday, Giannis Antetokoumpo, and Khris Middleton. There are two teams in the Eastern Conference that have a better big three unit than Milwaukee does. The Miami Heat, who knocked them out in the first round a season ago, is ranked sixth. They consider Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo, and Tyler Herro as the big three.
The other team that is better than the Bucks is the Boston Celtics, who is ranked third with Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Kristaps Porzingis. It’s understandable if Boston is ahead of Milwaukee, but Miami feels laughable even though they did beat them in the playoffs last season, and feels more like recency bias.
The reasoning fadeawayworld.net gave for the Milwaukee Bucks this season was as follows:
“The Milwaukee Bucks suffered one of the most disappointing first-round playoff losses in recent memory as they fell to the Miami Heat on their run to the NBA Finals. This team’s success hinges on Giannis Antetokounmpo and what he provides as a leader but also provides with his elite two-way ability as perenial MVP candidate. This team cannot rely solely on him to be successful however as the other members of this Big 3 need to be much better than they were in 2022-23. Now, Jrue Holiday was an All-Star in 2023 but his inability to slow down Jimmy Butler hurt the Bucks’ chances of winning another NBA title. The same could be said about Khris Middleton. Without being biased, Middleton was objectively awful last season upon returning from injury and was not the same clutch player who could take over late in games that we are used to seeing. Milwaukee must look to their championship Big 3 to return to form for 2023-24. Giannis has made it clear that if this team cannot compete for an NBA title, he is as good as gone. Milwaukee cannot afford to lose play of his caliber or they might as well go into full rebuild mode at that point. This Milwaukee Big 3 is good. I would even venture to say they are great. That needs to translate to results on the court for them to be considered any further up this list.”
Some of the other teams ahead of Milwaukee on this list are the Los Angeles Lakers at four and the Golden State Warriors at five. One of the most important things for the Bucks this season is to have better success in the playoffs. That is what they are being judged on heading into the 2023-2024 season. The media is judging the Milwaukee Bucks based on winning a championship, and it could be very interesting to see what happens with Giannis Antetokounmpo and the rest of the team if they miss. However, they should be ranked higher than seven on this list.