The Milwaukee Bucks have high hopes for 2018. What are five New Year’s resolutions they should make to reach their lofty goals?
The Milwaukee Bucks enter 2018 on a high note, winning their final two games of 2017 against Western Conference contenders. At 19-15 they are in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff picture, and if the season ended on New Year’s Eve, they would host a first-round playoff series.
As the ball drops in New York City and the Harlem Globetrotters put on a show in Milwaukee, the calendar will flip to 2018. That means it is now the time for the American tradition of New Year’s resolutions, where we put off any personal improvement and hard work until an arbitrary point of making a plan.
Basketball teams are different than the national public, as they must evaluate and set goals each and every day of the year. But that doesn’t mean they cannot take a moment as the new year begins and identify attainable goals for the upcoming year.
This Bucks team has higher expectations than any in recent memory, all centered on a true superstar in Giannis Antetokounmpo. The hopes placed on this team are not simply for the 2017-18 season, but beyond as Antetokounmpo grows into one of the league’s very best.
Here are five goals for the upcoming year that Milwaukee can strive for. Each is attainable but not a given, and each is critical for the Bucks’ short- and long-term success. Beginning with the path directly ahead, here are five New Year’s resolutions for the Milwaukee Bucks.