Milwaukee Bucks Daily: Gearing up for FIBA World Cup openers

30 August 2019, China, Shenzhen: (Photo by Swen Pförtner/picture alliance via Getty Images)
30 August 2019, China, Shenzhen: (Photo by Swen Pförtner/picture alliance via Getty Images) /

The latest Milwaukee Bucks Daily is here as Bucks fans prepare for the start of an intriguing FIBA World Cup.

In today’s edition of Milwaukee Bucks Daily, we consider the impact the FIBA World Cup could have on the Bucks, reflect on Giannis Antetokounmpo‘s status within the NBA, and much more.

The World Cup gets underway in China in the very early hours of Saturday morning (U.S. time), while it will be Sunday before the Bucks’ five representatives get their first taste of action. In those opening games, Ersan Ilyasova‘s Turkey will play Japan, the Antetokounmpo brothers will match up with Montenegro, and Khris Middleton, Brook Lopez, and the U.S. will go head to head with the Czech Republic.

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

Best of Behind the Buck Pass From 8/29/19

Milwaukee Bucks: Wildcard roster move could still be in play: I broke down the slew of workout rumors surrounding the Bucks in recent weeks, and explained why they could suggest some surprise moves are still in play for Milwaukee.

Milwaukee Bucks: Is Ersan Ilyasova best suited as a small ball 5?: Jordan Treske took a closer look at Ersan Ilyasova’s role, and where he may and may not be able to find minutes next season.

Best of Bucks Around the Internet From 8/29/19

Bucks: 3 ways the FIBA World Cup can help the team: Josh Cornelissen of HoopsHabit looked ahead to the FIBA World Cup, with a specific focus on how the event can benefit the Bucks.

The NBA superstars we’d pick to start a franchise: ESPN’s The Hoop Collective debated which NBA players should be top picks to start a franchise with, and Giannis Antetokounmpo emerged as the clear No. 1 choice.

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