BTBP Roundtable: The Inconsistent Milwaukee Bucks

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Nov 25, 2015; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) reacts to making a basket during the fourth quarter against the Sacramento Kings at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

5. Are the Milwaukee Bucks going to make the playoffs this season? Why or why not?

AM: Wow, that’s an earth shattering question to finish on. This is incredibly tough to settle on right now. There’s a lot that needs to be rectified. The defense is atrocious. If performances like the one against Sacramento are to become a regular occurance, well then there’s absolutely no chance of them making it.

Kidd needs to learn and take action based on what’s playing out in front of him on the court. I’m not sure how convinced I am that it will happen, but for right now, I’ve still got enough faith in these players to answer this question with a yes.

TW: Right now, the answer is no in my opinion. This defense is just too poor. There are a lot of great scorers in the Eastern Conference–guys like LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Paul George, Jimmy Butler and DeMar DeRozan will carve the Bucks up like a Thanksgiving turkey.

JT: I would like to plead the fifth because I think it’s still early in the season, but it’s not looking good.  However, I think a move will be made down the line and that could change their chances possibly.

AS: This is a tough one. I’d have to say no. The Eastern Conference is shockingly competent this season and Milwaukee’s defense has been an absolute train wreck. I’m not sure how you can expect to make the postseason when you can’t get stops late in games.

Cleveland, Chicago, Miami, Washington, Indiana, Toronto, Charlotte, Detroit, Boston, New York, and even Orlando looks like they may be good enough to compete for a playoff spot. It’s not impossible, and the Bucks clearly have the talent in place to turn things around, but at this point I’m not optimistic.

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