NBA Live 19: Milwaukee Bucks Player Ratings and Roster


Since drafting Antetokounmpo in 2013, the Bucks have watched him develop into one of the best players in the league, but have never had a coach able to maximize the talents of both him and the rest of the roster. With the experienced Mike Budenholzer now at the helm, perhaps 2018/19 is the season that all changes. Check out their full roster below.

Eric Bledsoe, PG, 84

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Age: 28

Position: PG

Height: 6’1’’

Playstyle: Slasher

Best stats: 93 Speed, 93 Driving Layup, 92 Speed

After displaying some fairly obvious - and probably justified - disgruntlement at his situation in Phoenix, Bledsoe was traded to Milwaukee early last season, and responded with some solid form. In 71 games he averaged 17.8 points, 3.9 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 2.0 steals, in the process filling a void at point guard which had been causing problems for the Bucks for a number of seasons.

Malcolm Brogdon, SG, 80

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Age: 25

Position: SG

Height: 6'4"

Playstyle: Slasher

Best Stats: 88 Free Throw, 86 Driving Layup, 85 3-point Shot

The 2017 Rookie of the Year, Brogdon isn't the most talented player in the Bucks' starting lineup, but he does play an important role. A good defender and someone capable of playing within the flow of the offense, he won't be stuffing the stats sheet on a nightly basis, but will require constant attention from defenses for his solid passing and shooting ability.

Khris Middleton, SF, 83

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Age: 27

Position: SF

Height: 6’8’’

Playstyle: Wing Scorer

Best stats: 89 Mid-Range Shot, 89 Free Throw, 88 Stamina

Unequivocally the second best player on this roster, Middleton's OVR coming in below Bledsoe's belies his talent - or perhaps overrates Bledsoe's. Middleton is a knock down shooter from all over the floor, and though he had a down season in 2017/18 in terms of 3-point shooting, has shot at above or slightly under 40% for virtually every other season of his career. He demonstrated his at times unstoppable offensive abilities in the Bucks' first round Playoff exit against Boston, and combined with his ability to run an offense and defend to a high level, this makes him an extremely dangerous player.

Giannis Antetokounmpo, PF, 93

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Age: 23

Position: PF

Height: 6’11’’

Playstyle: Playmaker

Best stats: 98 Inside Shot, 98 Driving Layup, 97 Vertical

The Greek Freak kicked off the 2017/18 season looking a likely MVP winner, and though he wasn’t able to maintain the extraordinary level at which he started the season, he still had a fantastic year. His averages of 26.9 points on 52.9% shooting, 10.0 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.4 blocks are numbers nobody else in the league could replicate. The most gifted athlete in the NBA, Antetokounmpo's increasing understanding of the game is making him a more terrifying prospect for opponents by the season, and with an elite coach in charge this season, it wouldn't surprise to see him make yet another significant jump.

Brook Lopez, C, 81

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Age: 30 

Position: C

Height: 7’0’’

Playstyle: Post Anchor

Best stats: 87 Post Moves, 83 Inside Shot, 82 Post Defense

Lopez had a disappointing season at the Lakers in 2017/18, playing a starting role at center which, at times, it seemed as though coach Luke Walton didn’t want him to play. In Milwaukee, however, expect him to find a much more suitable team. The former dominant post scorer in Brooklyn has gradually transformed himself into a legitimate outside threat, and this shooting ability will give the Bucks a floor-stretching center for the first time in the Giannis-era.

NBA Live 19 Milwaukee Bucks Roster

Name
OVR
Position
Height
Playstyle
Best Stats
Giannis Antetokounmpo
93
PF
6'11"
Playmaker
98 Inside Shot, 98 Driving Layup
Eric Bledsoe
84
PG
6'1"
Slasher
93 Speed, 93 Driving Layup
Khris Middleton
83
SF
6'8"
Wing Scorer
89 Mid-Range Shot, 89 Free Throw
Brook Lopez
81
C
7'0"
Post Anchor
87 Post Moves, 83 Inside Shot
John Henson
80
C
6'11"
Rim Protector
89 Post Defense, 89 Shot Block
Malcolm Brogdon
80
SG
6'5"
Slasher
88 Free Throw, 86 Driving Layup
Ersan Ilyasova
78
PF
6'10"
Stretch Big
85 Stamina, 83 Mid-Range Shot
Matthew Dellavedova
77
PG
6'4"
Backcourt Defender
88 Free Throw, 87 Stamina
Donte DiVincenzo
77
SG
6'5"
Wing Shooter
85 Stamina, 84 Speed
Tony Snell
75
SF
6'7"
Wing Scorer
85 3-point Shot, 84 Speed
Pat Connaughton
73
SG
6'5"
Wing Shooter
89 Vertical, 84 Free Throw
Thon Maker
73
PF
7'1"
Stretch Big
83 Stamina, 80 Strength
Christian Wood
71
PF
6'11"
Rim Protector
80 Rebounding, 77 Dunk
Sterling Brown
71
SG
6'6"
Backcourt Defender
85 Stamina, 83 Driving Layup
DJ Wilson
70
PF
6'10"
Stretch Big
81 Stamina, 80 Inside Shot

Playbooks

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The real NBA Live afficionados out there will no doubt want to utilize all the Milwaukee plays when controlling the Bucks, so have a look at the full list below.

Play Name
Play Type
PG Horns Slot
Pick and Roll
PG Zip Al Angle
Pick and Roll
PG Al Spread
Pick and Roll
PG Push PnR
Pick and Roll
 PG Drag 
Pick and Roll
PG 14 Low High
Pick and Roll
PG 41 Weak Angle
Pick and Roll 
PG 41 High Angle
Pick and Roll
PG 41 Quick High
Pick and Roll
PG 41 Weak Up
Pick and Roll
PG 41 Lifted
Pick and Roll
SG Al Angle
Pick and Roll
SG Al Fist Ram
Pick and Roll
SG High Pistol Angle
Pick and Roll
SF 41 Pin Angle
Pick and Roll
SF 41 Strong Reverse Get
Pick and Roll
SF 41 Strong Reverse Angle
Pick and Roll
PF 41 Pitch Spread
Pick and Roll
PF 41 Weak High
Pick and Roll
PG 41 Weak Reverse Back Pin
Screen
PG 41 Strong Reverse Pin
Screen
SG UCLA Stagger
Screen
SG Pistol Double Level
Screen
SG Post Double
Screen
SG 41 Weak Reverse Pin
Screen
SG Elbow Quick
Screen
SG 41 High Stagger
Screen
SG 41 Weak Stagger
Screen
SG 41 Strong Reverse Back Down
Screen
SF 41 Strong Pin
Screen
SF 41 Pin
Screen
SF 41 High Away
Screen
PF Iverson 4
Screen
PF 41 High Down
Screen
C 41 Strong Reverse Down
Screen
C 41 Down
Screen
PG 41 Strong Reverse Slice
Postup
SG 41 Duck In
Postup
SG 41 Strong Reverse Flex
Postup
SF 41 Low Quick Post
Postup
PF Double Post
Postup
PF 41 Strong Up
Postup
C 54 Brush
Postup
C 41 Quick Post
Postup
C 41 Weak Quick Wing Entry
Postup
C 41 Quick Entry
Postup
C 41 Strong Reverse Wing Entry
Postup
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