We aren’t as high on the Milwaukee Bucks’ prospects for 2015-16 as many.
Jason Kidd’s team struggled down the stretch last season after a pleasantly surprising start, plagued by immense offensive struggles that coincided with the trade deadline departure of Brandon Knight. And while the addition of Greg Monroe – not to mention a healthy Jabari Parker – will surely help offset scoring labors associated with adjusting to Michael Carter-Williams at point guard, the big man’s signing leads to at least as many questions on the other end of the floor, too.
The majority of league followers have Milwaukee as something close to a surefire playoff team this season, but we aren’t quite so certain. There are too many variables involved for us to say the Bucks will make a second consecutive postseason appearance with utmost confidence.
But our skepticism says little, if anything at all, about Milwaukee’s long-term hopes. The Bucks are stacked with intriguing young talents at every level of the floor, and Kidd has proven one of the league’s best coaches in his brief tenure roaming the sidelines. And here’s something you could never say about this organization in the foreseeable past, too: Milwaukee oozes a sense of cool.
Capitalizing on fan enthusiasm gleaned from their potential for present and future success, the Bucks unveiled an awesome re-brand this summer, and now they’ve taken it to the next level. During four special occasions in 2015-16, Milwaukee will play on the league’s first alternate court – and it’s an absolute beauty.
But the Bucks obviously wouldn’t waste the unique opportunity presented by a new court without unveiling some accompanying uniforms. Milwaukee will wear these black “Fear The Deer” jerseys when playing on its alternate surface this season.
What do you think of the Bucks’ new court and uniforms? While we may not be super high on the team’s overall chances in 2015-16, we’ve no doubt Milwaukee will be extremely tough to beat at the Bradley Center on “Fear The Deer” nights this season.