7 Things To Watch For As The Milwaukee Bucks Start the 2015-16 Season

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Oct 23, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Milwaukee Bucks center Greg Monroe (15) shoots in the second quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett (21) at Target Center. The Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Milwaukee Bucks 112-108. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Will the Bucks Have An All-Star?

Due to the unexpected success the Bucks achieved early on last season, the team caught some All-Star buzz with former Bucks guard Brandon Knight due to injuries to a couple of the All-Star selections.

Of course, it didn’t come to fruition, but now with big man Greg Monroe as well as the emergence of Khris Middleton and possibly Giannis Antetokounmpo, could the Bucks finally break their 12 year All-Star drought?

Monroe’s chances of earning an all-star berth look better, especially when you consider how open the center position is in the Eastern Conference, but of course, he’ll have to earn it by putting up all-star caliber numbers.

The rise of Khris Middleton and his ensuing pay day over the Summer has certainly raised his profile around the league, but as he showed last year after the All-Star break, he’s a quality first option for the Bucks and could earn some all-star buzz himself.

The pool of guards/swingmen in the East is quite crowded, however, and Middleton will have to achieve high numbers (points per game, field goal efficiency) to earn any significant consideration.

If he can grow to be something more than his “Three-and-D” status, Middleton could be a good candidate to break the drought.

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