Neutral Court Location Shouldn’t Scare Bucks
Milwaukee Bucks appear to be ready to get back to work. The NBA is likely going to announce their plans for their return by the end of the week. Bucks will likely head down to Orlando sometime in July. We’ll talk about the details of the plan more on the podcast today (Go listen!). It is likely that Milwaukee will start their quest for a second championship in late July. Bucks have a distinct advantage when they’re playing at neutral courts all July through September. Milwaukee is one of the best road teams in the NBA, and this will pay off in the next couple of months.
Bucks are a great road team. That matters a helluva lot. Ask the Philadelphia 76ers. If they were halfway decent on the road, Sixers are a top-three team in the Eastern Conference. But they’re not. The same goes for the Denver Nuggets, Miami Heat and other good teams that struggled on the road. Milwaukee will not have such a problem. They’re currently 25-9 on the road. Last year Milwaukee had a 27-14 road record. Being away from their home court doesn’t bother the Bucks at all. While this will be a different environment. Bucks have shown themselves to play their game no matter the arena.
This makes Milwaukee much more dangerous in the playoffs and puts others like Miami, Philadelphia, and Denver at a distinct disadvantage. Some might say that this can be thrown out the window considering it will be a smaller venue with no fans. I disagree entirely. A team’s road record speaks to the mental toughness they have to go in night and night out and kick someone’s ass no matter the environment. Bucks are the type of team that can show up anywhere and plays their game. That has to make teams in the Eastern Conference and whoever their Finals opponent would be very nervous.
Milwaukee is going to make the most of this thing and find a way to be successful. There is not a chance that they do not come ready to rock.