Milwaukee Bucks: 4 lessons learned in face of disappointing playoff exit

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLORIDA – SEPTEMBER 08: (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

The Milwaukee Bucks crashed out of the playoffs far too soon and they were dealt were a few harsh lessons that could determine their next course of action.

The dust is starting to finally settle on the Milwaukee Bucks‘ 2019-20 season following their Game 5 loss to the Miami Heat on Tuesday night.

And with it comes the all-too-painful reminder of the Bucks’ championship quest coming up incredibly short against a Heat team that was built to exploit the Bucks’ weaknesses on both ends of the floor.

While the Heat are the very reason why the Bucks’ time in the bubble has burst earlier than anyone had expected or even prepared for, the Bucks aren’t above blame themselves across many levels.

Whether it was the Bucks failing to maintain their peak performance from before the season restart or big picture decisions coming home to roost, there are numerous reasons why their championship-or-bust season ended in the latter department.

For all of that, the Bucks organization will have to live with their playoff failure as they coordinate a very pivotal offseason that will only chart the long-term future of their superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo, who’s set to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2020-21 campaign.

So without further ado, let’s dive into the lessons we all learned in the Bucks’ playoff flameout, starting with one of the biggest questions that dates back to their offseason last year.

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