The Bucks’ three-point revolution will be televised
Since Mike Budenholzer was appointed as the team’s new head coach in mid-May this year, there was plenty of excitement from Bucks fans over how he’d usher the team into the modern age offensively.
That anticipation certainly ramped up as the Bucks entered training camp and have talked at length about how they’ve adjusted to Budenholzer and his staff’s offensive philosophy of spacing the floor from beyond the arc on a consistent basis when compared to the predecessors.
Well, it’s safe to say that the reshaped Bucks have taken to the 49-year-old’s principles well so far, seeing that they attempted 45 three-point attempts on the night and converted them at a 33 percent clip.
As Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel noted during the game, the Bucks attempted more threes in their preseason opener than they did all of last season under former head coaches Jason Kidd and Joe Prunty.
To make matters even better, it was a team-wide affair as the Bucks had eight players who sunk at least one three throughout the tilt.
Yes, it was one contest, in preseason at that, but the style that all Bucks fans have hoped to see out of a Giannis Antetokounmpo-led team looks to have finally become a reality, judging by our first glimpses on this front.