The Bucks are only a few wins away from their first NBA Finals appearance since 1974, but what has got them here?
It hasn’t necessarily been smooth sailing for the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2021 NBA Playoffs.
They breezed by the Miami Heat in round one, exercising their bubble demons in the process.
Round two was a much tougher task, but they persevered through an all-time great series from Kevin Durant (and through some of their own offensive struggles), to beat the Brooklyn Nets in seven games.
Now here they are. Their second Conference Finals appearance in three years and…
Not every team gets the most out of their available roster spots, so here are (some of) the contracts that are wasting space!
I feel like this is going to get very mean and I don’t intend to be.
This idea came about for two reasons that I’ll get to when we get to the two players in question.
NBA teams are allowed to carry up to 17 total players on their roster this season, 15 official roster spots and two two-way contracts. …
Despite the noted dip in television ratings, the NBA has no reason to be concerned about its popularity.
It’s a story line that has surrounded the NBA for the better part of the last decade and is beginning to rear its head once again; TV ratings.
Notably, the television ratings were down this season by around 13% compared to last season, an obvious issue for a league that signed a very large TV deal six years ago.
The decline in ratings has been a talking point with the media and league executives for a couple of years now. It is…
Gary Trent Jr. has exploded in the bubble, but it was a grind to playing time
Can there ever be a “good” time for an injury?
An injury that happens at an opportune time for a team?
Of course not.
No team wants to suffer through injuries, especially when you’re trying to build off a Western Conference Finals trip like the Portland Trail Blazers this season.
Portland had the fifth-most games missed by injured players this season and it forced them to get a bit creative. …
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