Milwaukee Bucks Preseason Report 2014 posted by Bucks Fan
The 2013-14 season was exceptionally bad for the Milwaukee Bucks, considering they had spent so much to form a great team. The teams spent big amounts to get Zaza Pachulia and O.J. Mayo, and Larry Sanders was signed for a four-year contract. Sanders, who is known for his great defense play, not only got into a bar fight but also injured his thumb, and Mayo put on weight and had a fight with the coach. However, the rest of the team was also quite terrible, and there were losses after losses and the team ended with 15-67.
For the next season, 2014-15, the only hope for the Milwaukee Bucks seems to be Jabari Parker, whom they acquired in the draft. The other players who came in through the draft were Johnny O'Bryant and Damien Inglis. In free agency, the team acquired Jerryd Bayless and Kendall Marshall, while in the trades they got Jared Dudley.
Parker, who is a Chicago native, will be pleased to be near his hometown. Larry Sanders will be gaining the most from the presence of Parker, as he has struggled with focus and effort in the past. The organizational shift will be good for Sanders, who is facing legal issues. Parker might be able to develop a positive atmosphere in the locker room, and provide Sanders with the required focus and sense of pride in the team. The balance of offensive between Mayo, Illyasova, and Parker, could be very beneficial for Sanders.
On the downside, Milwaukee Bucks could face issues with Mayo's attitude and the bad atmosphere he usually creates in the locker room. However, the team has acquired Mayo for his offensive ability, which could pay off, if he controls his attitude. This sounds unlikely, and there are chances of Mayo being traded by the end of the season.Continue reading "Milwaukee Bucks Preseason Report 2014"