The Milwaukee Bucks are among the best teams in the NBA and will likely be one of the top four teams in the Eastern Conference this season.
That being said, their weakness is that they didn’t have a strong production of goalscorers from their bench last season.
They ranked 27th in the NBA in points per game off the bench (27.8 ppm).
In addition, they will lack one of the their most important actors Pat Connaughton to start the season.
Via BucksPR: “Milwaukee Bucks goaltender Pat Connaughton has missed the last two games with right calf pain. Connaughton underwent an MRI on Friday which revealed strain in his right calf. Connaughton is expected to be out for approximately three weeks. .”
The former Norte Dame star averaged 9.9 points per game on 39.5% three-point shooting (coming off the bench in 46 of 65 regular season games played last season).
Therefore, I think they should bring back four-time NBA All-Star DeMarcus Cousins.
Last year, the former Kentucky star played in 17 regular season games for the Bucks averaging 9.1 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game.
He finished his season with the Denver Nuggets (playing in 31 more regular season games) and he averaged 10.6 points per game in five NBA Playoff games.
Right now he is still a free agentand could be a good addition to the Bucks’ second unit.
Even though he’s no longer the All-Star caliber player he once was, he’s never averaged less than 8.9 points per game in a season.
The Bucks will play their first regular season game on October 20 when they visit the Philadelphia 76ers.