2022 was an interesting year for the Milwaukee Bucks. While it had some successes, it also suffered from some problems. In the 2021-2022 season, they finished as the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference to the eventual conference champions, the Boston Celtics, who lost him in the second round of the NBA playoffs in seven games. Let’s take a quick look at the pros and cons of the 2022 Milwaukee Bucks.
Giannis continues to play like a Greek god
Giannis Antetokounmpo continues to be the driving force behind the franchise. He had an impressive 2021-2022 season, averaging 29.9 points, 11.6 rebounds and 5.8 assists per game, and made six consecutive All-Star appearances. In addition, the Greek Freak was named to his 75th Anniversary Team of the NBA, joining the ranks of NBA Legends and Icons.
The 28-year-old recently became just the third player in league history to have 43 points, 20 rebounds and five assists against the Minnesota Timberwolves. – 40/20/5 games in a row.
Giannis has been virtually in every All-Star Game since then, but he shared the spotlight with his two brothers, Thanasis and Alex, at the All-Star Skills Challenge in February. They finished in his 3rd place, but the experience was special and valuable for Antetokounpos.
The All-Star Game is now routine for Giannis Antetokounmpo, but the game in Cleveland on February 19 was extra special as Thanasis and Alex joined their brother in the Skills Challenge. Alex, a Dominican high school graduate who later became a member of his league’s Toronto his Raptors 905, had his first experience at the NBA level. This trio saw him finish third in the three team challenge.
Grayson Strikes Again
Grayson Allen has earned a reputation as one of the most polarizing players in the league. The former Duke Blue Devil has played a key role in Milwaukee since being traded from Utah in January, but he’s been the subject of controversy. It caught fire again when guard Alex Caruso knocked him down while trying to do a fastbreak layup.
Caruso broke his wrist and missed most of the season, while Allen was ejected from the game and suspended for one game. Grayson being a dirty player in the league is one of the rare marks he has on his team’s résumé for this Bucks.
After all, this Bucks team is very likely the one with the most likable stars like Giannis, Drew Holiday and Brook Lopez. Skills can cover up that stigma.