Barkley has got this one right: Bucks have no killer instinct


Charles Barkley is likely to be kinda proper concerning the Bucks.
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Charles Barkley might be lazy and out of contact, and infrequently insightful, however he nailed it with the Bucks final night time. That’s after he forgot who Jeff Teague performs for, which might appear to be the minimal requirement for his job. Anyway, at halftime, when the Bucks have been down 20 to a Trae Younger-less Hawks workforce, he stated the Bucks are simply good at basketball, however don’t have any killer intuition.

It’s arduous to argue. They have been toast nicely earlier than Giannis bought damage (extra on this in a sec) to a workforce with out its greatest participant. These items can get tough, and the Bucks simply went by way of this within the final spherical. Yow will discover a workforce impressed for a recreation to all choose up the slack, or work out how they’re going to play with out their centerpiece. However you may’t get blown out in a convention ultimate. The Bucks needed to wait till Kevin Durant ran out of fuel to barely get by a depleted Nets workforce within the final spherical. There wasn’t any seizing of the second, or realizing what they’ve an opportunity at. Similar shit, completely different day. Issues simply occur to the Bucks. They don’t appear to exert their will on it.

They’re definitely going to need to determine one thing out now, as Giannis’ harm regarded ugly. And whereas it was a freak harm (see what I did there), and we don’t know the way lengthy he’ll be out, the NBA has to look arduous at beginning the season on time this fall. These 4 groups are already barely a three-month offseason, with the 2 finalists getting much less. All The Bubble groups of 2020 had a brief offseason this time round, with no workforce getting a standard offseason this time both.

The defining story of those playoffs have been accidents, which the league will get once more if it doesn’t rethink this. The NBA Playoffs are imagined to be theater for its best stars. If we don’t get that, it looks like we’ve misplaced out on one thing, or that they’re not even actual playoffs. Why would the NBA wish to threat this once more?


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