Milwaukee Bucks: 5 takeaways from the first 5 games

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The Milwaukee Bucks are off to a slow start to begin the 2020-21 NBA season after reshaping their roster. Let’s breakdown what we’ve learned so far.

Following an eventful offseason that featured a bunch of new additions and a secured long-term commitment from their Greek superstar, the Milwaukee Bucks are back in action to begin its 2020-21 campaign. Once again, championship aspirations will be on the minds of the organization.

The Bucks have played five games as we enter the new calendar year, which have already been full of dramatics and insight. It’s going to be an intriguing journey throughout the rest of this 72-game season with loads of early hype surrounding this newly constructed Bucks team, so let’s dive into five takeaways from their first five games.

1. Jrue Holiday has been better than expectations

After acquiring two-way star Jrue Holiday from the New Orleans Pelicans this offseason, it can already be determined that he has the capabilities of taking the Milwaukee Bucks over the hump of their recent postseason struggles. Needless to say, he’s an upgrade over Eric Bledsoe on both ends of the floor and much more.

Holiday’s abilities to see the floor, control the pace, guard multiple positions and disrupt opponents defensively while consistently scoring, creating, and facilitating offensively at an elite level will prove to be an essential component of the Bucks’ success. It may be early, but it seems that his addition was worth every investment so far.

Jrue could be the guy that helps deliver the Milwaukee Bucks its second NBA championship in franchise history, and possibly even more with the increasing likelihood that he could stay with Milwaukee long-term. All has gone well for Holiday throughout the first couple of games as a Buck, and he’s been beyond expectations after much-awaited optimism.

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