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Ranking the Roster 2018: No Surprises at the Top

NBA: Milwaukee Bucks-Media Day Milwaukee Journal Sentinel-USA T

It is done, and the results will surprise no one. With 80% of the vote, the most valuable member of the Milwaukee Bucks is Giannis Antetokounmpo, followed by the perennially-underrated Khris Middleton. The complete list of results is below:

2018 Brew Hoop Roster Ranking

  1. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  2. Khris Middleton
  3. Eric Bledsoe
  4. Malcolm Brogdon
  5. Brook Lopez
  6. Ersan Ilyasova
  7. Thon Maker
  8. Donte DiVincenzo
  9. Tony Snell
  10. Sterling Brown
  11. Pat Connaughton
  12. Matthew Dellavedova
  13. John Henson
  14. Christian Wood
  15. Tyler Zeller
  16. Shabazz Muhammad
  17. D.J. Wilson

With training camp underway and preseason basketball perilously close, we are at the point where our hypotheticals, forecasts, and projections will give way to clear-cut, actual basketball being played. When that happens, it will become obvious how well – or how poorly – our valuations of the Bucks’ roster has been.

The only guarantee? This team is light years ahead of last year’s squad. Take a look:

2017 Brew Hoop Roster Ranking

  1. Giannis Antetokounmpo
  2. Khris Middleton
  3. Jabari Parker
  4. Malcolm Brogdon
  5. Thon Maker
  6. Greg Monroe
  7. Tony Snell
  8. D.J. Wilson
  9. Matthew Dellavedova
  10. Sterling Brown
  11. Mirza Teletovic
  12. John Henson
  13. Rashad Vaughn
  14. Spencer Hawes

Last year’s #3 asset (Jabari Parker) has been replaced by Eric Bledsoe, who had a much larger positive impact on the team last year. Thon Maker (a top-5 from last season) and Matthew Dellavedova (a top-10) have both moved down, and were replaced by players more competent and more trustworthy. All in all, the roster is buoyed by talent, rather than bereft of it, and with Mike Budenholzer at the helm it’s exciting to think of what all that talent can actually do with a system to adhere to.

We might be in for a really good year of basketball.