J.R Smith or Kyle Korver? Seems Like One Will Be On Bucks
It appears the Milwaukee Bucks will be getting a veteran wing at some point soon. It might happen this weekend, it might happen early next week, but it appears that Kyle Korver or J.R. Smith will join the Milwaukee Bucks. The question is which one do you want? There can be some debate on this because both of them have similar skills with the ability to rain threes from anyone and have a bit of the irrational confidence that the Bucks bench lacked last season. If I were Jon Horst, my choice would be Smith, and I wouldn’t think too much about it.
To me, Smith is the better player for this Bucks team. While Korver is a catch-and-shoot god, Smith can do a little more on the court than just rain threes. He can add a little more for Milwaukee than Korver can throughout the regular season. I’m never going to expect a night where I’m doing a BucksCap and Korver will lead the team in scoring for the night. Smith can definitely do that on a random night in February. J.R. has shown he can be a vital part of a championship team, and he could definitely do it again with Milwaukee.
My only concern about Smith is that he did not play basketball last season. He looks in shape and doesn’t seem like anything is wrong with him. Yet, it might take some time for him to get rolling. That might lead to some frustrations considering Smith will try to shoot himself out of a slump. Korver had the luxury of playing last season, but he has more miles on his body than the former Cleveland Cavaliers guard.
While I like Smith, it appears Korver might be the answer. I don’t want to speculate based on images, but Korver worked out with Giannis Antetokounmpo yesterday. I cannot help but think that was coincidence. Maybe Korver wanted to see how he worked with the Greek Freak. He also played under Mike Budenholzer, and coach Bud likes guys from his previous stops in the NBA.
Got to work out and rebound for league MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo aka the Greek Freak and lights out shooter Kyle Korver courtesy of Skill Development Trainer and my main man, Ross McMains. pic.twitter.com/SHB4tefbBX
— Andrew [Andy] Gil (@CoachAGil) July 19, 2019