Ahead of their regular season opener on Friday night against the Greensboro Swarm, we take a closer look at the players who comprise the Wisconsin Herd’s opening night roster for the 2018-19 G League season.
While the Milwaukee Bucks continue to add to their sterling start on the NBA level, their G League affiliate, the Wisconsin Herd, is set to open the 2018-19 G League season Friday night against the Greensboro Swarm.
The start of the Herd’s season comes with a bit of a different energy and sense of expectation when compared to the opening of their season last year.
After all, last year was the Herd’s maiden voyage and over the first two months of their inaugural season, they took the G League by storm, both in terms of success and in the fact that the city of Oshkosh showed out by filling Menominee Nation Arena for all of their home games.
Unfortunately, the second half of the Herd’s season saw the club fall back down to Earth as key departures and plenty of roster turnover contributed to the team finishing with a 21-29 record for their first season.
Now with a year of experience under their belt, the Herd will look to right the wrongs that led to their free fall at the end of last season while building on the solid first steps that made it a successful first impression to those who followed them throughout last year.
That will come with a reconfigured roster that features only one player who appeared on the Herd’s opening night roster to open the season last year. From that standpoint, it will be up to both second-year head coach Jordan Brady and Herd general manager Dave Dean to put all the pieces together and respond well to the many challenges that await this regular season.
So without further ado, let’s meet all those who are suiting up for the Wisconsin Herd this G League season and briefly explore how their journeys led to them coming to Oshkosh.