BTBP Roundtable: No Regrets for the Milwaukee Bucks

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Oct 10, 2015; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks center Greg Monroe (15) talks with forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) during the second quarter against the Detroit Pistons at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

3. Through these first 11 games, who do you think has been the MVP of the Milwaukee Bucks?

AM: With the swell of feeling towards him many fans would likely answer this with Giannis, but for me Greg Monroe has been incomparable. Sure, he had his worst game last time out, but generally he’s been the dominant low-post figure that the team was crying out for.

His court vision and his passing have been so much fun to watch too. Sure his defense needs some work still, but he’s not far off being able to do it all.

TW: It’s got to be Greg Monroe. He’s been outstanding so far this season, and outside of one bad game been the most consistent Buck as well. He’s getting paid max money, but he’s been worth every cent to a struggling Milwaukee team thus far.

JT: This may go against the grain, but I think it has to go to Jerryd Bayless.  Bayless has been arguably the most reliable player for the Bucks so far and whether he comes off the bench or gets the occasional spot start, he has been a source of reliable offense for a team needs it at times.

JH: Greg Monroe. If you have been reading my Player of the Week articles you know that Monroe is the only Buck to make top 3 each week so far. He is averaging 16.5 points, 9.7 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.2 steals, and 1 block while averaging 33.3 minutes a night. The Moose has certainly been set loose this season.

MH: Moose.  He’s second on the team in scoring and is almost averaging a double-double.  He gives the Bucks a pretty great late game option on offense.  I would like to see/hear him communicate on defense and that’s something that has been lacking to this point.  However, going forward I think he’ll fit fine in Kidd’s defensive schemes.

DL: Though it’s a very close call between Greg Monroe and Giannis Antetokounmpo, Antetokounmpo gets the nod. He’s taken a big leap forward this season and looks like a legitimate all-star candidate.

His ability to affect games on both ends of the floor gives him a distinct advantage over Monroe. He can defend any position, block shots, cause turnovers, and do things that almost no other player in the league could do.

Monroe has certainly been better than advertised on defense, but he’s not the menace that Antetokounmpo is.

Antetokounmpo has also been the key factor in the offense, especially when the team wins. As i stated before, he’s much better when driving to the basket and looks nearly unguardable when he gets hot.

No other player on the team can match the package that he brings to the table, so he deserves the early nod for team MVP.

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