A Milwaukee Bucks offseason of intrigue (plus, I join a new blog!)

Scott Skiles

The Milwaukee Bucks have come a long way since April 15, 2010, and the path more resembled a float down the River Styx than a stroll down a yellow brick road.

Injuries, ineffectiveness and the possession of less chemistry than actors in a SyFy original movie were the main catalysts giving the Bucks their sixth trip to the NBA Lottery in the last 10 years.

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Milwaukee Bucks finally close out a win against the Sixers

Drew Gooden

AP Photo/Tom Mihalek

It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish, and the Milwaukee Bucks have had considerable problems this season closing out teams good and bad.

Saturday night’s 93-87 overtime win over the Philadelphia 76ers still featured the Bucks’ late game issues (0-6 in the final five minutes of regulation), with a twist ending where Milwaukee’s defense comes through with one of their best second halves of the season.

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It’s nothing personal, the Milwaukee Bucks were an embarrassment against the Kings

Carlos Delfino, Donte Greene

AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps

A record setting embarrassment against the Boston Celtics on the road is one thing. A back breaking defeat (on two days rest) at home to an NBA doormat on the verge of re-locating and playing without the face of their franchise is something else entirely.

There’s very few positive things to take away from the Milwaukee Bucks‘ 97-90 soul-crushing loss to the Anaheim Royals Sacramento Kings Wednesday night. As Wayne Larrivee, the voice of the Green Bay Packers, said four times this NFL season: “There is your playoff dagger.”

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Milwaukee Bucks Big Five Trump The New York Knicks Big Three

Andrew Bogut, Carmelo Anthony

AP Photo/Morry Gash

Apparently there isn’t much of a difference between Eastern Conference playoff hopefuls and the conference’s lower seeds.

A 100-95 win over the New York Knicks Sunday afternoon proved the Milwaukee Bucks are, in fact, capable of building an early lead and holding on against decent competition.

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Bogut-less Milwaukee Bucks defense solid in win over Detroit Pistons

Jon Brockman

This definitely happened

The Milwaukee Bucks tossed a proverbial monkey off their backs with a 92-90 victory over the Detroit Pistons Tuesday night. It may have been the size of a Pygmy Marmoset, but it was still a monkey that had prevented the Bucks from beating the Pistons in their previous two meetings.

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Milwaukee Bucks are better suited for the NBA Lottery than the playoffs

Brandon Jennings

People that hate the NBA usually say that NBA teams don’t play defense (except the best ones and the Milwaukee Bucks), the league is very “thug heavy (between dog fighting and gun discharges, the NFL is much, much worse), and the NBA Lottery system allows teams to fail on purpose (see the 2006-07 Boston Celtics for contrary evidence).

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