Before the 2023-24 NBA regular season got underway, the Milwaukee Bucks sent shockwaves throughout the league by swooping in and trading for superstar guard Damian Lillard to play alongside two-time NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo.
The move instantly propelled the Bucks into the title-contending conversation as perhaps the favorite to come out on top in the Eastern Conference until the Boston Celtics took advantage of Milwaukee giving up Jrue Holiday.
Even though the Celtics are stacked due to their additions of Holiday and Kristaps Porzingis, the Bucks are expected to be their best competition come playoff time, but there have been some growing pains for Milwaukee as Lillard and Antetokounmpo learn to play with one another.
As of Tuesday, the Bucks are sitting with a record of 6-4, which isn’t all that great for a team that was thought to wipe the floor with the competition on a nightly basis with two of the best players in the league leading the way.
NBA analyst Zach Lowe of ESPN thinks that there’s something off about the Bucks right now because the chemistry doesn’t look right at this point in time, via NBA on ESPN.
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) November 14, 2023
With the Bucks only 10 games into the regular season, it isn’t all that surprising that the team would hit some bumps in the road as they try to get Lillard used to his new teammates and surroundings in Milwaukee.
If the Bucks are still having chemistry issues a month from now, then there might be some serious cause for concern, considering the team went all out to make this dynamic duo come to fruition.NEXT: Bucks Announce Veteran Forward Is Undergoing Surgery