Milwaukee Bucks 2022/2023 Season Preview
There isn’t too much that really needs to be said about the Milwaukee Bucks heading into the season. They won the title two seasons ago, and are again primed to make a deep post-season run in pursuit of their second Larry O’Brien trophy in three seasons.
As an established, veteran squad, not much has changed through the off-season. The team drafted MarJon Beauchamp at #24 in the draft in June, and signed undrafted AJ Green shortly after. They also signed free agent wing Joe Ingles to a deal despite the veteran coming back from an ACL injury and knowing his impact, this season, will be heavily limited.
For continuity sake, the team also re-signed a host of players to keep them in a title window. Bobby Portis, Wesley Matthews, Jevon Carter, Pat Connaughton and Serge Ibaka all return as pieces from last season, with the team not wanting to waste a single year of Giannis’ prime.
Khris Middleton (pictures) missed the Bucks' second-round match-up with the Celtics last season. Credit: Yahoo Sports Australia
The Khris Middleton injury during the post-season last year was arguably the only reason they bowed out at the hands of eventual Eastern Conference Champions Boston, and it seems that health is the only thing that can prevent them from making another deep post-season push.
The Bucks are once again primed and ready to challenge for the Championship. The front office has made no mistake in bringing back all major pieces from the last few seasons, as well as making low-risk, high-reward deals like bringing in Joe Ingles as someone who may pay a role come the Playoffs. The buck (no pun intended) starts and stops with the star trio of Giannis, Middleton and Holiday, with only injuries looming as a potential factor which will stop this team seriously challenging for the title once again.
Ceiling: 1st seed
Floor: 4th seed