As the preseason begins, let’s take a look at who will be coming off the bench and making an impact for the Milwaukee Bucks this season.
After plenty of offseason moves and injuries, the Milwaukee Bucks have seen a lot of changes in their bench for this season. With the additions of Malcolm Brogdon, Jason Terry, Michael Beasley, Mirza Teletovic, and Thon Maker, the team dynamic will look a lot different. The team added plenty of shooting and some intriguing young talent.
There are a lot of interesting storylines to follow when the starters take a rest this season, most notably the play of Thon Maker. After being selected 10th overall in June, Maker is one of the most intriguing rookies in the NBA, due to his history as a YouTube sensation and his age controversy.
Without Khris Middleton, the work of new guards Malcolm Brogdon and Jason Terry will be closely monitored to see who can pick up the production he leaves behind. Although not a newcomer, Michael Carter-Williams will be called upon to do much of the distributing duties on the second unit, and he should be prepared to answer that call.
Another interesting story could be the stockpile of centers on the roster. With Miles Plumlee in the starting lineup and Greg Monroe/John Henson coming off the bench, there is an abundance of talent at that position. The distribution of minutes among those three will be a huge issue for head coach Jason Kidd, and watching that play out throughout the season will be very interesting.
With the preseason starting, let’s check out the many bench options that Milwaukee has entering the year.