collapse

* Recent Posts

Bracketology 2022: Oregon, Marquette, and Auburn among latest winners by Joey L by MarquetteMike1977
[Today at 01:04:24 AM]


Lunardi says we are gonna dance! by MarquetteMike1977
[Today at 01:01:53 AM]


Our Bigs vs Nova by BCHoopster
[Today at 12:01:14 AM]


POLL: Record Over the Next 6 Games by DoctorV
[January 17, 2022, 11:00:53 PM]


Recruiting as of 1/15/22 by Tha Hound
[January 17, 2022, 09:43:58 PM]


Fran Fraschilla singles out MU and their Pick N Roll by MU82
[January 17, 2022, 09:43:49 PM]


Kolek's Shot by MU82
[January 17, 2022, 09:38:52 PM]

Please Register - It's FREE!

The absolute only thing required for this FREE registration is a valid e-mail address.  We keep all your information confidential and will NEVER give or sell it to anyone else.
Login to get rid of this box (and ads) , or register NOW!


Author Topic: 2021-22 NBA Thread: The Bucks are Reigning Champs  (Read 21301 times)

GB Warrior

  • All American
  • *****
  • Posts: 1735
Re: 2021-22 NBA Thread: The Bucks are Reigning Champs
« Reply #725 on: January 13, 2022, 07:13:36 PM »
Bucks have fully transitioned to only caring about games of consequence. Kudos to Bud for this transformation.

(Mostly kidding - they weren't half-assing in 3 games against the Hornets; it seeks they are just an extremely athletic and pesky team)

BLM

  • All American
  • *****
  • Posts: 14720
Re: 2021-22 NBA Thread: The Bucks are Reigning Champs
« Reply #726 on: January 13, 2022, 07:22:15 PM »
Bucks have fully transitioned to only caring about games of consequence. Kudos to Bud for this transformation.

(Mostly kidding - they weren't half-assing in 3 games against the Hornets; it seeks they are just an extremely athletic and pesky team)

No, there is no kidding there. They smoke the Nets and Warriors and then lose 3 to the Pistons/Hornets. The offense always scores. It’s all about the defense. Big games, it flies around. Other games, not great.
Black Lives Matter

Its DJOver

  • All American
  • *****
  • Posts: 2423
Re: 2021-22 NBA Thread: The Bucks are Reigning Champs
« Reply #727 on: January 13, 2022, 07:33:26 PM »
That Looney kid ain’t worth chit hey?  Bobby got him in his pocket.

Fluffy Blue Monster

  • All American
  • *****
  • Posts: 6801
  • Send it in...medium-sized fella!!
Re: 2021-22 NBA Thread: The Bucks are Reigning Champs
« Reply #728 on: January 13, 2022, 07:34:03 PM »
What a second quarter.
“True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.”  -Clarence Darrow

BLM

  • All American
  • *****
  • Posts: 14720
Re: 2021-22 NBA Thread: The Bucks are Reigning Champs
« Reply #729 on: January 13, 2022, 07:57:19 PM »
When talking about how the Warriors will bus down to Chicago after the game tonight for their game with the Bulls tomorrow, did Reggie just say “They could’ve left at halftime?” LOL!
Black Lives Matter

MuggsyB

  • All American
  • *****
  • Posts: 3475
Re: 2021-22 NBA Thread: The Bucks are Reigning Champs
« Reply #730 on: January 13, 2022, 09:44:03 PM »
I still think the Bucks need Lopez come playoff time.  Is he expected to come back this year?

MU82

  • All American
  • *****
  • Posts: 17611
Re: 2021-22 NBA Thread: The Bucks are Reigning Champs
« Reply #731 on: January 13, 2022, 10:08:08 PM »
They smoke the Nets and Warriors and then lose 3 to the Pistons/Hornets.

Well, I'm not ready to crown the Hornets' arses ... but they aren't quite the Pistons, either.
“A lot of the stuff that we believe in and that I’ve always believed in — it takes time. It’s not a quick fix. It’s not an instant-gratification thing. It’s a drip-by-drip process.”

-- Shaka Smart, in The Athletic, 10/13/21

MuggsyB

  • All American
  • *****
  • Posts: 3475
Re: 2021-22 NBA Thread: The Bucks are Reigning Champs
« Reply #732 on: January 13, 2022, 10:22:21 PM »
Well, I'm not ready to crown the Hornets' arses ... but they aren't quite the Pistons, either.

It's still a problem.  From the games I have watched they go through the motions defensively at times. 

BLM

  • All American
  • *****
  • Posts: 14720
Re: 2021-22 NBA Thread: The Bucks are Reigning Champs
« Reply #733 on: January 13, 2022, 10:30:30 PM »
Well, I'm not ready to crown the Hornets' arses ... but they aren't quite the Pistons, either.

They’re closer to the Pistons than they are the Nets or Warriors.
Black Lives Matter

MU82

  • All American
  • *****
  • Posts: 17611
Re: 2021-22 NBA Thread: The Bucks are Reigning Champs
« Reply #734 on: January 13, 2022, 11:13:46 PM »
They’re closer to the Pistons than they are the Nets or Warriors.

The Hornets, at 23-19, are actually much closer to the Nets in the standings (3.5 games behind) than they are to the Pistons (13 games ahead). And they're closer to the Bucks (3 games) than they are to either.

Again, please don't read this as "the Hornets are almost as good as the Bucks." Because even though they just beat the Bucks twice in 72 hours, I know they're not really close. But I damn well know that they don't belong in the same sentence as the Pistons. And you do, too.
“A lot of the stuff that we believe in and that I’ve always believed in — it takes time. It’s not a quick fix. It’s not an instant-gratification thing. It’s a drip-by-drip process.”

-- Shaka Smart, in The Athletic, 10/13/21

JWags85

  • All American
  • *****
  • Posts: 2314
Re: 2021-22 NBA Thread: The Bucks are Reigning Champs
« Reply #735 on: January 13, 2022, 11:45:05 PM »
The Hornets, at 23-19, are actually much closer to the Nets in the standings (3.5 games behind) than they are to the Pistons (13 games ahead). And they're closer to the Bucks (3 games) than they are to either.

Again, please don't read this as "the Hornets are almost as good as the Bucks." Because even though they just beat the Bucks twice in 72 hours, I know they're not really close. But I damn well know that they don't belong in the same sentence as the Pistons. And you do, too.

We’re still barely midway through a fractured odd season with tons of major players missing time.

That being said, BLM was being snarky but if you look honestly, the Hornets are closer to being a lottery team (like the Pistons) than a title contender like the Nets.  And I really like the young Hornets core especially Melo.  But I don’t think that point is all that crazy

BLM

  • All American
  • *****
  • Posts: 14720
Re: 2021-22 NBA Thread: The Bucks are Reigning Champs
« Reply #736 on: January 14, 2022, 06:27:28 AM »
We’re still barely midway through a fractured odd season with tons of major players missing time.

That being said, BLM was being snarky but if you look honestly, the Hornets are closer to being a lottery team (like the Pistons) than a title contender like the Nets.  And I really like the young Hornets core especially Melo.  But I don’t think that point is all that crazy

This exactly. The Nets and Warriors are playing to win a ring. The Hornets are playing to get into the Playoffs. They’re much closer to the level of team the Pistons are than the level the Nets or Warriors are.
Black Lives Matter

MU82

  • All American
  • *****
  • Posts: 17611
Re: 2021-22 NBA Thread: The Bucks are Reigning Champs
« Reply #737 on: January 14, 2022, 07:36:28 AM »
Okey dokey then, gentlemen. I'm not gonna spend more time in this semantics debate in which a pretty talented young team with a winning record that just beat the defending champs twice in 3 days followed by a road win in Philly is being lumped in with one of the worst teams in the league. Have a great Friday!
“A lot of the stuff that we believe in and that I’ve always believed in — it takes time. It’s not a quick fix. It’s not an instant-gratification thing. It’s a drip-by-drip process.”

-- Shaka Smart, in The Athletic, 10/13/21

Uncle Rico

  • All American
  • *****
  • Posts: 3185
Re: 2021-22 NBA Thread: The Bucks are Reigning Champs
« Reply #738 on: January 14, 2022, 07:46:32 AM »
Okey dokey then, gentlemen. I'm not gonna spend more time in this semantics debate in which a pretty talented young team with a winning record that just beat the defending champs twice in 3 days followed by a road win in Philly is being lumped in with one of the worst teams in the league. Have a great Friday!

Dismissing Charlotte because they’re not Brooklyn or Milwaukee completely missed the point
Tis a shame, 'tis a rotton shame, for if ye can enjoy the walkin’ ye can probably enjoy the other times in yer life when ve're in between. And that's most o' the time; wouldn't ye say?

Fluffy Blue Monster

  • All American
  • *****
  • Posts: 6801
  • Send it in...medium-sized fella!!
Re: 2021-22 NBA Thread: The Bucks are Reigning Champs
« Reply #739 on: January 14, 2022, 07:51:30 AM »
IDK, I think a team like Charlotte or Chicago could make a run like the Hawks did last year.  However I think its going to be difficult to sustain that over multiple, seven game series.
“True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.”  -Clarence Darrow

YaBlueIt

  • Walk-On
  • *
  • Posts: 44
Re: 2021-22 NBA Thread: The Bucks are Reigning Champs
« Reply #740 on: January 14, 2022, 03:37:41 PM »
I still think the Bucks need Lopez come playoff time.  Is he expected to come back this year?

No timetable for his return, IIRC. Hopefully he can pull a Za'Darius Smith and be back just in time for a playoff run.

Fortunately, Bobby has been playing so well that we've worked through the absence of Brook quite well. Is he the best contract in the league right now?

BLM

  • All American
  • *****
  • Posts: 14720
Re: 2021-22 NBA Thread: The Bucks are Reigning Champs
« Reply #741 on: January 14, 2022, 04:06:12 PM »
Zion has talked about wanting to play for the Knicks to the media in the past.  Now Reddish and Barrett are on the Knicks.  Maybe he'll be the first star to take the QO and become a UFA shortly.
Black Lives Matter

DegenerateDish

  • All American
  • *****
  • Posts: 2033
Re: 2021-22 NBA Thread: The Bucks are Reigning Champs
« Reply #742 on: January 14, 2022, 07:54:36 PM »
Bulls…yikes.

They go to Memphis and Milwaukee in the next week. Gonna be a rough week.

JWags85

  • All American
  • *****
  • Posts: 2314
Re: 2021-22 NBA Thread: The Bucks are Reigning Champs
« Reply #743 on: January 14, 2022, 08:38:22 PM »
Bulls…yikes.

They go to Memphis and Milwaukee in the next week. Gonna be a rough week.

Losing Lavine in the first 5 min didn’t help

ChitownSpaceForRent

  • All American
  • *****
  • Posts: 5641
Re: 2021-22 NBA Thread: The Bucks are Reigning Champs
« Reply #744 on: January 16, 2022, 11:16:37 AM »
Well the East is a hospital ward right now.

KD out for 1-2 months, Bulls without Lavine, Ball, Jones, Green, and Caruso.

BLM

  • All American
  • *****
  • Posts: 14720
Re: 2021-22 NBA Thread: The Bucks are Reigning Champs
« Reply #745 on: January 16, 2022, 12:25:31 PM »
Well the East is a hospital ward right now.

KD out for 1-2 months, Bulls without Lavine, Ball, Jones, Green, and Caruso.

And the Bucks seem to only care if they’re playing the Warriors, Nets, or Lakers.
Black Lives Matter

JWags85

  • All American
  • *****
  • Posts: 2314
Re: 2021-22 NBA Thread: The Bucks are Reigning Champs
« Reply #746 on: January 17, 2022, 07:29:34 PM »
And the Bucks seem to only care if they’re playing the Warriors, Nets, or Lakers.

BUMP as they choke away a big lead in the 4th due to complete and utter apathy

Fluffy Blue Monster

  • All American
  • *****
  • Posts: 6801
  • Send it in...medium-sized fella!!
Re: 2021-22 NBA Thread: The Bucks are Reigning Champs
« Reply #747 on: January 17, 2022, 07:46:52 PM »
They are missing Jrue.
“True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.”  -Clarence Darrow