Bucks earn mideason B+ from


"The gamble to poach coach Jason Kidd has paid off swimmingly, with the former Nets boss fashioning an excellent defense around a deep interior cast and a long, active group of wings. Brandon Knight has played well enough to deserve a solid second contract while Giannis Antetokounmpo has scaled his production in year two, even if his overall offensive game needs to expand. Consider these Bucks, who were expected to rank among the East’s worst, to be among the league’s biggest overachievers now that they’ve fought their way into the postseason picture despite their evident hurdles."

Ben Golliver,