My Milwaukee Bucks NBA Ranking + Trending Upwards/Downwards/Neutral for Upcoming Season

The Milwaukee Bucks finished with a .500 record of 41-41. They were awarded the 6th seed in the NBA Playoffs. Without Jabari Parker, they were to face the 3rd seeded Chicago Bulls. The Bucks surprised most people in the playoffs, being more competitive than most people thought they would be. In the end, they lost 4-2 to the Chicago Bulls and were eliminated for the postseason.

Ersan Ilyasova is gone. The Bucks shipped him off to the Pistons for two players they released. Ersan struggled in Milwaukee last season so a change of scenery was needed for him. Jared Dudley is also gone as the veteran is now in a Wizards uniform. Their starting center, Zaza Pachulia, was traded to the Dallas Mavericks. Jabari Parker is now back from his ACL injury. Bucks have acquired the playmaking point guard, Greivis Vasquez from the Toronto Raptors. They upgraded greatly at the center spot with Greg Monroe. Monroe averaged 15.9ppg and 10.2rpg last season for the Detroit Pistons. Those numbers are going to increase for the Bucks. Monroe never really fit next to Andre Drummond in Detroit as both wanted to play in the post. Now Monroe has the post to himself in Milwaukee and he will surely flourish. Milwaukee improves greatly with him added. Another year of development from Jabari Parker, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, and Michael Carter-Williams. This young team has scary talent and will be a team you do not want to play next season.

I have the Milwaukee Bucks trending upwards next season. They cracked the Top 10 in my NBA Power Rankings at exactly #10.

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