This year, the Bucks have been the best team in the league and Bledsoe is one of the reasons. His leadership, his court smarts and his ball handling skills have made the Bucks much better than they were last year. And he may be the key to making an NBA Finals run.
Bledsoe is averaging 15.7 points per game and 5.5 assists per game. Those are good numbers but what those numbers don’t show is the IQ of Bledsoe. He makes teams pay for doubling Giannis Antetokounmpo which is important. Giannis will score his points but his teammates need to also play well for them to win. This year, they have done just that.
Having Bledsoe on the roster gives the Bucks depth and lets Malcolm Brogdon come off the bench and play with the second unit. Having a good second unit is very important and they play a big role in making a playoff run. Making sure Bledsoe stays on the team helps the team’s depth and gives them a much-needed leader.
Signing Bledsoe might be the most important thing the Bucks do this year. It is hard to get a veteran point guard who fits with the team’s style of play. When Bledsoe was traded to the Bucks last year, I didn’t think he fit well with the team. A year later and he has become a vital part of the team.
I believe the Bucks can win the NBA Finals this year and would love to see it happen. This team has built itself up the past couple of years and need a championship to verify that. It is great to see a team like the Bucks dominate the NBA because small markets teams almost never do. The Bucks plan to change that narrative and have a great roster to do just that.