The Milwaukee Bucks have several young players that have the potential to be very talented. For that reason, shooting guard O.J. Mayo, who signed with the team in the offseason, is optimistic about Milwaukee’s chances in 2013-14.
The Bucks will not be successful right out of the gate unless they put in the hard work now. It will not get any easier given the fact that several injuries have occurred through the first two weeks of training camp. However, the team is not overly concerned about that because of the fantastic depth at every position.
As far as the Bucks making some noise this season: Mayo believes there is only way the team will dominate their opponents and reach the playoffs.
“You just want to come with a working mentality every night out,” Mayo said, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “It’s Day 14 we’ve had together. We’re just trying to know each other better, know each other’s strengths and weaknesses.
“It’s a lot of work, never really a day off. It’s about knowing how to win in this league. Once a young team gets it, it doesn’t matter who is getting the numbers, where it’s getting done from …
“People say how do the Spurs still win? The Spurs let the ball make the play. They aren’t worried about if Tim Duncan is getting his 20 and 10 or Tony Parker is getting his 25 or (Manu) Ginobili is coming off the bench getting his 15 to 18. It’s about getting the ball moving, everyone touching it and winning basketball.
“Once a young team understands that and has a selfless attitude, that it’s all about Milwaukee, it’s all about getting to the post-season and being successful, then you know you have a heck of a team.”
Milwaukee has no superstars or anyone that will take games over on a consistent basis. Sure, Ersan Ilyasova, Caron Butler, Larry Sanders and Mayo have the ability to put up jaw-dropping numbers in a single performance. However, do not expect their season averages to skyrocket.
Unselfish basketball is going to get the job done. Building chemistry in the preseason and utilizing it to the fullest once the regular season starts. The Bucks have the potential to do some serious damage, as long as they stick together.