Milwaukee Bucks Daily: Looking at Giannis Antetokounmpo’s defensive value

MILWAUKEE, WI - MARCH 9: (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images).
MILWAUKEE, WI - MARCH 9: (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images). /

The latest Milwaukee Bucks Daily is here as we explore how paramount superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo has been to the Bucks’ top-ranked defense this year.

In today’s edition of Milwaukee Bucks Daily, we examine Giannis Antetokounmpo’s compelling Defensive Player of the Year candidacy, the Bucks break out of their three-game slump on the road with their victory over the New Orleans Pelicans Tuesday night, and much more.

With the Bucks’ roster completely filled with plus-defenders as’s Alex Boeder pointed out in his piece, Antetokounmpo’s unique physical gifts and attributes have all been unleashed under head coach Mike Budenholzer’s refined and principled defensive scheme, all of which currently places the Bucks as the best defense in the NBA.

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Back to the present, let’s look at today’s Bucks stories.

Best of Behind the Buck Pass From 3/12/19

Milwaukee Bucks: 3 things to watch for on the road to New Orleans Pelicans (read here): Before Tuesday night’s game, Adam McGee previewed the Bucks’ meeting with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Wisconsin Herd: Quick reactions from 126-115 loss to South Bay Lakers (read here): I recapped the Wisconsin Herd’s losing effort in their first-ever meeting with the South Bay Lakers from Monday night.

Best of Bucks Around the Internet From 3/12/19

Giannis Might Be The MVP And He Might Be The Defensive Player Of The Year Too (read here): Alex Boeder over at wrote about the overarching value superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo has brought to the Bucks’ top-ranked defense this season.

Bucks 130, Pelicans 113: Third-quarter fireworks are dazzling (read here): The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Matt Velazquez recapped the Bucks’ winning effort over the New Orleans Pelicans Tuesday night.

Planned development could bring hotels, office, residential space to area surrounding Fiserv Forum (read here): Charles Benson of WTMJ 4 reported on the planned developments that the Bucks are designing around Fiserv Forum, which includes potential hotel, residential and office spaces.

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That’s it for today’s roundup, but we’ll be back to do it all again tomorrow.