Kyle Korver explains why Bucks feel like a ‘more organized Cleveland’
During the Bucks’ media day, Korver recalled how the Cavs’ offense was built around the philosophy of creating space for LeBron James. With the Bucks, he sees them doing the same thing around reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo — although Milwaukee’s system is “more organized.”
Korver said when he was in Cleveland they were trying to create space for LeBron. He said this feels like a "more organized Cleveland" in terms of building an offense & space around Giannis.
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The Bucks are coming off a tremendous season that saw them make it to the Eastern Conference Finals, only to fall to the eventual champions Toronto Raptors.
While the Bucks lost likable former Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon to the Indiana Pacers, the team added a variety of new faces around Antetokounmpo including, Korver.
Korver should fit in beautifully alongside Giannis and Khris Middleton, and the 38-year-old sharpshooter should also be comfortable in Mike Budenholzer’s offensive system. After all, he already spent time under Budenholzer during his stint with the Atlanta Hawks from 2013 to 2017.
Indeed, Bud’s system is scientific and pragmatic, unlike the LeBron James-led Cavs’ championship team — which featured a more freewheeling offensive system.
It remains to be seen if Korver will be able to return to the lofty heights he experienced in Atlanta, but even if not, his spacing is sure to help out Antetokounmpo and the other Bucks.