The latest Milwaukee Bucks Daily is here as Giannis Antetokounmpo turns to chess to distract from his basketball obsession.
In this latest edition of the Milwaukee Bucks Daily, we take a look at how Giannis Antetokounmpo searches to find balance in his basketball obsession, reactions to Milwaukee’s back-to-back losses, and more.
The Bucks have hit their first road bump of the season at a challenging time, as they play the Pistons, Cavaliers and Spurs all on the road before returning home on November 11.
To stay on top of all of the Bucks news, reaction and analysis during that period and beyond, stick with us at Behind the Buck Pass and make sure to read this column every morning.
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Back to the present, let’s look at today’s Bucks stories:
Best of Behind The Buck Pass From 11/1/17
Milwaukee Bucks Game Preview: Nov. 1 at Charlotte Hornets (read here): Prior to Wednesday’s game, I picked out some of the keys to the game ahead of the Bucks’ clash with the Hornets, as well as sharing our staff’s predictions.
Milwaukee Bucks: Takeaways from 110-91 loss to Oklahoma City Thunder (read here): Jordan Treske broke down Tuesday’s loss to the Thunder, picking out his key takeaways from a major disappointment from the Bucks.
Milwaukee Bucks: Grades from 110-91 loss to Oklahoma City Thunder (read here): Joe Osterndorf also reacted to Tuesday’s loss, offering up individual grades for all of the Bucks players, Jason Kidd, and the Thunder.
Best of Bucks Across The Internet From 11/1/17
Giannis Antetokounmpo’s basketball obsession (read here): Eric Nehm of ESPN Milwaukee wrote a fascinating piece about Giannis’ difficulty in taking his mind off basketball, his borderline obsession, and how he’s now started to play chess as a distraction.
Hornets 126, Bucks 121: Offense is fine but defense is lacking (read here): Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported from Charlotte after the Wednesday night loss to the Hornets, getting the thoughts of Jason Kidd, Giannis and Khris Middleton.
Five takes on Giannis, the East, Draymond and more (read here): Andrew Sharp of Sports Illustrated wrote about Giannis Antetokounmpo, comparing him to the NBA’s equivalent of Amazon or Google stock.
Denver Nuggets, Milwaukee Bucks going against NBA’s guard-heavy grain (read here): Shaun Powell of NBA.com looked at how the Bucks and Nuggets are turning away from conventional NBA point guards due to playmaking talents at other positions.
That’s it for today’s roundup, but we’ll be back to do it all again tomorrow.