BOO!!! It’s a spooky gameday for the Milwaukee Bucks who are ending their three match homestretch with a game against the Utah Jazz. The Bucks will be hoping to end the night with Reeses, Snickers, and M&Ms in their bag and not candy corn or a toothbrush. Both teams played the previous night so there will be some tired legs.
Where We’re At
I don’t think we thought the season would start like this. Still shorthanded, Milwaukee has at times looked like a team that is missing their two best players and defensive stalwarts. That will happen, but it is putting a lot on the shoulders of Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton. The Bucks’ offense goes through spurts of struggle like we saw last night against the Spurs and previously versus the Minnesota Timberwolves. The lack of big man depth to cover in the absence of Brook Lopez is an issue that at first I didn’t think would be too much of an issue, but I think I’m starting to be wrong in that approach. Bobby Portis has recently came back and hopefully Semi Ojeleye will at least help Milwaukee with the small ball lineups. The injuries seem pretty straight forward; Brook Lopez, Jrue Holiday and Donte DiVincenzo will not be available and Semi Ojeleye as well; also considering Milwaukee played last night, there’s a possibility that there will some mismatched rotation as well.
Mike Budenholzer confirmed this is the plan for the weekend.— Eric Nehm (@eric_nehm) October 30, 2021
Semi Ojeleye will play tonight and then be out tomorrow.
And Bobby Portis will be out tonight and then play tomorrow.
For Utah, they have started their season pretty well. The Western Conference Contenders look to break through and make the finals and started the season 4-0 before losing to the Chicago Bulls last night.
Player to Watch: Rodney Hood
Ok so when the news of Rodney Hood was being signed, I wasn’t really sure what his role would be. With him being hurt during most of preseason and the first few games of the regular season. He has come back last week and I still am not exactly sure what that role will be. It seems like Jordan Nwora has leapfrogged Hood on the wing depth chart and Hood has been solid if not spectacular which is all you can ask out of him. With the Bucks being hit with plenty of injuries, it will be curious to see how he integrates himself into the team.
Game 7: Against Utah, the Bucks will
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