Malcolm Brogdon says 2017-18 was a failure of a season
The Milwaukee Bucks fell just short in Game 7 of their first-round playoff series against the Boston Celtics, which has ended their season in the first round for the second straight year. It was a disappointing end to an entertaining series that saw them fail to win a single road game to potentially advance to the next round.
Following the game, second-year guard Malcolm Brogdon was quite transparent in his response to his assessment of how he views this season went down as he called it a “failure” for one simple fact, according to Matt Velazquez of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Malcolm Brogdon when asked if this was a successful season for the Bucks: “Honestly, no. We ended up in the same spot as last year. The end goal is to at least go farther than you did last year and we did the same thing.”
— Matt Velazquez (@Matt_Velazquez) April 29, 2018
Although the Bucks put up a better fight this time around, the end result was still the same with a first-round playoff exit. It was nearly the same outcome but just the fact that the team forced a Game 7 that they came up short in. It ends what could have been a promising playoff run for Milwaukee.
What is most discouraging is that the front office had brought changes to the roster such as bringing aboard veteran point guard Eric Bledsoe and firing head coach Jason Kidd, but the team still wound up with the same fate. These major changes did push the franchise forward as hoped when the team initially made the decision to go in that direction.
Instead, the front office is heading into the offseason with the task of improving the roster that may or may not include forward Jabari Parker as he is set to hit the open market. Meanwhile, the team is in the position of having to look for their next head coach. Once these questions are answered, the team can take a step toward building a better team around Giannis Antetokounmpo that can compete for an NBA title next year.