The Milwaukee Bucks were forced to consider the immediate future this summer, with superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo letting it be known that he’ll start considering playing elsewhere if he doesn’t see a championship mindset in the locker room with his teammates.
This immediately lit a fire under the Bucks front office, as Milwaukee became aggressive in their efforts to bring another superstar to Wisconsin, which they were able to do by pulling off a three-way trade with the Phoenix Suns and Portland Trail Blazers for guard Damian Lillard.
As a result of this blockbuster trade, the Bucks have put the league on notice that Milwaukee might be a serious title contender for the next few years with arguably the best superstar duo in the NBA.
Although a lot of people are sold on Lillard and Antetokounmpo being a lethal combination and the Bucks being a heavyweight in the Eastern Conference, some have doubted the team’s ability to match up well with some of the other talented teams in the league, according to Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated via NBA Central.
An anonymous scout believes Milwaukee could struggle against a few teams in the East
“They would probably match up poorly versus Cleveland. I think they match up poorly versus Boston. I also could see Milwaukee struggling more with the Detroits of the world. The Pacers are… pic.twitter.com/HDg07Kitu4
— NBACentral (@TheDunkCentral) October 17, 2023
At this point, there’s no telling whether the new-look Bucks will be the dominant force as expected, as sometimes in the NBA, superstars struggle to figure out how to play alongside one another, especially when they’re ball-dominant players.
On paper, the Bucks look as good as any team in the league, with a talented group of veterans led by two superstars who are anxious to win titles for the rest of their playing careers.
However, it remains to be seen whether it will work and if this team can compete with the best of the best in the league this season.NEXT: Giannis Antetokounmpo Trolled Lakers Rival After Blocking Him