Milwaukee Bucks’ Opposition Intel: Washington Wizards Q&A With Ben Mehic

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Jan 18, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat (4) fights for a loose ball with Detroit Pistons forward Greg Monroe (10) at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

AM: Which of Washington’s players do you feel will pose the biggest challenge for Milwaukee, and are there any Bucks in particular you’ll be keeping a close eye on?

BM: Marcin Gortat was an absolute beast during preseason and he should have a good chance at balling out in Milwaukee. Monroe isn’t the best defender in the world and his pick-and-roll coverage is still suspect. The Magic did a tremendous job at nullifying that Wall-Gortat pick-and-roll, but they should have more chances against the Bucks. Gortat is always sneaky-good and the Bucks should present a solid opportunity for a big game for the Polish Gazelle.

As for the Bucks, well, I’m always terrified of Middleton. He somehow morphs into Kevin Durant against Washington every time the two teams match up. That’s another match up I love — Beal vs. Middleton. He made just four of his 15 field goal tries against New York, so that’s terrifying too. He’s a Wizard-killer coming off a bad game. This has the potential to be a disaster for the Wizards.

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