The NBA will release its schedule for the first half of the 2020-21 season on Friday. NBA teams started training camp on Tuesday with the season set to begin on Dec. 22.
The Milwaukee Bucks spent almost all of 2019-20 as favorites to win it all. The circumstances weren’t exactly fair, but every NBA team had to deal with them. The NBA bubble came around and the playoffs started — again — with the Bucks struggling in Game 1 vs. the Orlando Magic. The Bucks would eventually advance to the second round only to get ousted in five games by the Miami Heat. It was a disappointing finish to a long, yet successful season.
Now, the Bucks enter a transition period. Giannis Antetokounmpo can sign a max extension with the team or test free agency after this season. Milwaukee brought in PG Jrue Holiday in a trade with the New Orleans Pelicans. The team also signed veterans DJ Augustin and Bobby Portis to add some depth. The Bucks finished with the best record in the NBA last season and only improved their roster this offseason. We’ll see if the moves are enough to convince Giannis to sign long-term before the start of the season or during the season.
Here’s the Bucks schedule:
NBA Championship: +550
Eastern Conference: +225
Notable National TV Games
Dec. 23, Celtics vs. Bucks, TNT
Dec. 25, Warriors vs. Bucks, 2:30 p.m. ET ABC