Apparently, Antetokounmpo & Middleton’s Minutes Ceiling is 36 out 48. GTFO.
Mike Budenholzer seems like a guy that is trying to get fired. Who knows what is happening behind the scenes, but Budenholzer is getting exposed in all different ways. With more eyeballs on the Bucks, people are starting to see all of the issues that Bud has during the playoffs. Did Bucks fans even know these existed last year? Not really. Think about this for a second. Milwaukee swept Round 1, won in five in Round 2, and was an overtime loss away from being up 3-0 against Toronto. They never dealt with this and due to it being just basketball, Budenholzer’s methods are getting exposed. Eric Nehm of The Athletic finally asked Bud about his minutes and he gave maybe the worst fucking answer of all-time.
Here is Mike Budenholzer's full response when I asked if he regretted not playing Giannis Antetokounmpo (34:54) or Khris Middleton (36:02) more tonight: pic.twitter.com/qdj5LrltQ9
— Eric Nehm (@eric_nehm) September 5, 2020
ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?! Kyle Lowry played 46 minutes on Thursday night and Giannis can’t play 40? What a pompous asshole. The gall of Budenholzer to think that his players cannot go for more than 36 minutes. He is a gutless coach. He crumbles against better coaches, and it’s happening before our very eyes. To not even consider Giannis playing more tells the Bucks’ front office everything they need to know about him moving forward. Much like life, it’s all about balance. You can play Giannis 30-35 minutes during the regular season. But the whole reason you do that is so he is ready to play 40-46 in the fucking playoffs.
While I want the Bucks to come back, I don’t want to give Bud any ammo to return. It’s clear that he doesn’t get this team despite being their coach for the last two years. It is truly disappointing and sad for all Bucks fans.