NBA analyst goes off on Milwaukee Bucks, shares scathing widespread opinion of them

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Lately, it feels like the Milwaukee Bucks are on the wrong side of a heavyweight boxing match, taking blow after blow with no let up.

They are a measly 1-6 in their last six outings, dropping games to a handful of banged-up teams they were favored against. With the team in a rut, a lot of doubters have been ragging on them as much as possible, including former NBA player and current ESPN analyst Kendrick Perkins.

The NBA champ did not hold back on the Bucks when asked if they are legitimate title contenders, calling them soft and front runners in the eyes of many across the association.

NBA analyst goes off on Milwaukee Bucks, shares scathing widespread opinion of them

There are a lot of things people could call the Milwaukee Bucks, and given their current slide, it would be hard to argue with many of them. Although they're still second in the Eastern Conference, they're currently the laughing-stock of the league, so criticism is certainly going to come. All the Bucks can do is use it as motivation as they try to get back into a groove. Thankfully, all hope is not lost just yet.

When the Milwaukee Bucks have their primary starting lineup intact, they are flat-out dominant. Yet, those games are very rare these days. The Bucks finally had their key five on the court together for a recent matchup against the New York Knicks, but it was very brief since Khris Middleton exited after getting clocked in the mouth, which forced him to exit.

With four regular season games to go, there are legitimate questions as to how healthy they can be, as star talent is the biggest attribute they can rely on at this point.

As for the soft angle, it does feel like the Bucks have been playing without an edge to a degree lately. Part of that could certainly be due to Patrick Beverley missing time with an ankle injury on top of that wrist injury he's battling. He was providing the necessary toughness and intensity off of the bench, and the Milwaukee Bucks have certainly missed his edge lately.

Still, Beverley alone cannot be the only one to provide this. Bobby Portis has been doing his part, but outside of him, it feels like most of the other role players are playing devoid of energy. That's what makes it so frustrating that Doc Rivers still has refused to give Andre Jackson Jr. consistent time after he gave the Bucks a huge jolt in their recent loss against the Toronto Raptors.

The Bucks will either kick it into another gear and prove their naysayers wrong or fall victim to exactly what they have been saying. Time will tell which route they take.

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