MILWAUKEE, WI (LEARFIELD-WSAU) Tonight marks the halfway point of what could be the Milwaukee Bucks' worst season in their 45-year history. The Bucks will host the Detroit Pistons -- and when the final buzzer sounds, Milwaukee's season will be exactly half over.
At 7-and-33, Bucks' coach Larry Drew is already putting his focus on developing younger players like 22-year-old point guard Brandon Knight and 19-year-old forward Giannis Antetokounmpo. Both are starting while seasoned veterans Caron Butler and O-J Mayo talk more about their lack of their playing time.
There's been at least one national media report about trade rumors for guard Gary Neal, and Butler has said he wonders why talented veterans would want to come to Milwaukee if they don't get a chance to play.
Meanwhile, Drew says he wants to change the team's culture and get his players to be more of a unit on the floor every night. He says he knows the Bucks can make shots -- but the coach wants to see other things like better defense and what he calls "smart plays."
The Bucks need to go 14-and-28 the rest of the way in order to avoid their worst record in team history, which was 20-and-62 in 1994. You can hear the game tonight on Foxsports Radio AM1390 & FM 93.9.