Milwaukee Bucks Roster 2020 Bucks Roster

48-8, 1st in East Central

The Milwaukee Bucks were one of the best teams in the East and were headed for a trip to the NBA Finals before the Toronto Raptors decided otherwise. Led by MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and fellow All Star Khris Middleton, the Bucks were dominant in the East and will look to continue that trend this season. They’ll bring a fairly familiar team with all their key players returning with the exception of Nikola Mirotic who decided to head to Europe.

While the Bucks will certainly be aiming at another top seed, there will be plenty of other threats this year. The 76ers remain a fierce competitor and the Nets have emerged as a title contender. With a similar team as last year, can the Bucks finally get to the Finals or will another team get in their way. For Antetokounmpo and the rest of the squad, can they be even better or will they struggle without options on the offensive end.

Pos Name Jersey Rating Ranking Depth Height Weight Age Birthday Exp. College
PG Eric Bledsoe Eric Bledsoe E. Bledsoe 6
82
#26 PG 1 6' 0" 202 29 12/9/89 10th season Kentucky
PG George Hill George Hill G. Hill 3
78
#44 PG 2 6' 2" 187 33 5/4/86 12th season IUPUI
PG Frank Mason III Frank Mason III F. M. III 15
68
#99 PG 5' 10" 189 25 4/3/94 3rd season Kansas
SG Donte DiVincenzo Donte DiVincenzo D. DiVincenzo 0
80
#10 SG 1 6' 3" 202 22 1/31/97 2nd season Villanova
SG Pat Connaughton Pat Connaughton P. Connaughton 24
77
#16 SG 2 6' 5" 207 26 1/6/93 5th season Notre Dame
SG Cameron Reynolds Cameron Reynolds C. Reynolds 13
70
#65 SG 5 6' 7" 224 24 2/7/95 2nd season Tulane
SF Khris Middleton Khris Middleton K. Middleton 22
89
#4 SF 1 6' 7" 220 28 8/12/91 8th season Texas A&M
SF Wesley Matthews Wesley Matthews W. Matthews 9
72
#58 SF 2 6' 3" 218 33 10/14/86 11th season Marquette
SF Sterling Brown Sterling Brown S. Brown 23
71
#62 SF 3 6' 5" 231 24 2/10/95 3rd season SMU
SF Thanasis Antetokounmpo Thanasis Antetokounmpo T. Antetokounmpo 43
71
#66 SF 4 6' 5" 202 27 7/18/92 2nd season
PF Giannis Antetokounmpo Giannis Antetokounmpo G. Antetokounmpo 34
99
#1 PF 1 6' 11" 240 24 12/6/94 7th season
PF Ersan Ilyasova Ersan Ilyasova E. Ilyasova 7
81
#17 PF 2 6' 9" 233 32 5/15/87 12th season
PF Marvin Williams Marvin Williams M. Williams 2
74
#58 PF 2 6' 7" 235 33 6/19/86 15th season UNC
PF Kyle Korver Kyle Korver K. Korver 26
76
#44 PF 3 6' 7" 211 38 3/17/81 17th season Creighton
PF D.J. Wilson D.J. Wilson D. Wilson 5
68
#98 PF 3 6' 9" 229 23 2/19/96 3rd season Michigan
C Brook Lopez Brook Lopez B. Lopez 11
79
#38 C 1 6' 11" 268 31 4/1/88 12th season Stanford
C Robin Lopez Robin Lopez R. Lopez 42
78
#41 C 2 6' 11" 273 31 4/1/88 12th season Stanford

2019-2020 Milwaukee Bucks Roster Top 3 Questions

Was keeping Khris Middleton the right move?

Last season, Khris Middleton broke out and became the second fiddle next to the Greek Freak. He had a sensational season with 18.3 points, 4.3 assists, and 6 rebounds per game. While that’s certainly nothing too special, it did earn him his first ever All Star game nod. This offseason, the Bucks bit the bullet and resigned him to a 5 year, $178 million dollar contract. Though that amounts to roughly $36 million per year, it’s important to point out whether he’s actually deserving of that money.

Careerwise, Middleton is just a 16 point scorer and has never been much of a factor in the rebounding department. He’s been a solid contributor for Milwaukee over the past several seasons but before then, didn’t seem to be a big piece in their game. His breakout season came at just the right time he earned a nice paycheck for what was one good season. While the case could be made for keeping Middleton after he became a fan favorite, his number simply don’t justify the contract he was given.

What losing Malcom Brogdon means

Malcolm Brogdon wasn’t a huge factor for the playoffs as he dealt with injuries. However, when he was on the court, he was a gifted defensive player with a strong offensive game. On the season, he averaged 15.6 points, 3.2 assists, and 4.5 rebounds per game. While those aren’t the best offensive numbers, his presence was felt on the defensive end where he used a combination of his length and athleticism to stop opponents. He also shot 92.8% on free throws making him one of the most sought after players in free agency.

While Brogdom didn’t exactly leave in free agency, the Bucks and Pacers completed a sign-and-trade that essentially marked his exit. While they did receive several picks including a first in the deal, losing Brogdon will hurt this season as they lose a starting caliber point guard that’s versatile and big for the position. However, signing him would’ve surely cost a steep price as the Pacers “agreed” to sign him for $85 million over the course of four years. Like Middleton, it’s questionable whether he deserved that contract. In an era of NBA where good offense beats good defense, Brogdon will have to develop more of an offensive game to provide this deal worth it.

What will another season of Giannis Antetokounmpo look like?

Coming off an MVP season, expectations can’t be higher. Last year, Giannis Antetokounmpo averaged 27.7 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 12.5 rebounds per contest. He was simply unstoppable force on offense and opposing coaches struggled to find an answer for him. He’s the ideal player in today’s era with the ability to finish strong to the basket and defend. His large frame and athleticism earned him the nickname Greek Freak as he was a monster on both sides of the ball.

If there’s anything left to be desired in his game, it’s the jump shooting and outside shot. While many of the highlight reel plays featured poster dunks and drives to the basket, we rarely saw Antetokounmpo knock down fadeaway shots or big three’s. That simply wasn’t part of his game that was developed enough and teams will likely use that weakness against him this year. He shot just 25.6% from three point range and the tactic may be to simply not let him drive and take jump shots. Even then, Antetokounmpo always found a way to the basket and scored like nobody was even guarding him. Look for another impressive performance as the Greek Freak looks to repeat on a historical performance.