As the Milwaukee Bucks plan out their next moves this offseason, searching for ways to improve their offensive consistency and firepower will be crucial.
The dust has certainly settled when it comes to the end of the Milwaukee Bucks’ season. But that hasn’t made stomaching their downfall all that easier for a variety of reasons.
The Bucks’ latest playoff collapse during the Eastern Conference Semifinals illuminated many of their foundational flaws, the bulk of which largely came on the offensive end.
In that series with the Eastern Conference champs, the Miami Heat, the Bucks’ offensive attack was stymied in very predictable ways.
That all started at the top with how the Heat’s constrictive walls bottled up superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo throughout the series before his sprained ankle eventually led to him missing Game 5 of the series.
On the other hand, some of the Bucks’ offensive issues were certainly self-inflicted and rehashed the same playoff demons for the Bucks and one Eric Bledsoe, in particular. The same goes for seeing their 3-point shooting predictably go cold in the face of the Heat’s defensive pressure.
Now as the Bucks chart the course of their offseason, all with Antetokounmpo in mind and holding all of the cards with his future, the pressure is mounting for the organization to pull off a spotless offseason. And many of those moves will likely be made with improving their offensive potency and at minimum, continuing to fill out the team’s core of stars.
While we wait to see what those additions look like, whether it’s through the draft, free agency or via trade, let’s look into the various ways the Bucks could look to improve their offense based on the foundation they already have.