What’s Kevin Garnett’s Impact on Bucks?
On Tuesday, former NBA All-Star and future Hall of Famer Kevin Garnett visited Milwaukee Bucks practice. As reported in late October, Garnett looked to get back into coaching, and it appeared he would be consulting multiple teams around the league including Bucks. Who knows if this is a monthly thing or whenever he feels like heading to Milwaukee, but Garnett is always welcomed with Bucks team. This is only a good thing for Bucks team.
With young teams, you love to see old veterans give back to their former team. Bucks really don’t have that former player who can be an influence for Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker. Michael Redd doesn’t fit the mold. Ray Allen’s relationship still feels weird to me. Bucks seem to be more about mending that fence versus Allen, yet that’s pure speculation on my end. Kidd asking Garnett to play a role with these young Milwaukee team is perfect. He’s exactly the type of player that should provide insight for Giannis, Parker, Thon Maker and anyone else on the roster.
Bucks reporters said Garnett kept preaching a ‘warrior mentality’ on the court. This continues a theme of hardening Bucks into a veteran team. It’s going to take some time, but Monday was proof that Milwaukee isn’t taking any shit from anyone. Bucks are getting tougher physically, but they are still miles away from the mental toughness angle. That part can’t be quanified with some metric or combination of players on the court. The only way that changes is with experience, and maybe, Garnett can help with that a little bit.
Excited to have KG part of the program.