Mike Budenholzer Rumors
Eric Nehm: Mike Budenholzer tells us the Bucks still plan to fly to Minnesota this afternoon, but Jon Horst has been in touch with the league about any potential changes to the schedule. The Wolves are about to tip off against the Nets in Minneapolis.
With 17 games left to play, just three games separate them from the Nets and 76ers at the top of the Eastern Conference and 4.5 games separate them from the fourth-place Hawks. Budenholzer, however, claims the standings do not come into play in their decision-making in regards to playing Antetokounmpo or any of their players while injured. “Mostly no, but to say we are not aware of what you kind of described would not be accurate either,” Budenholzer said before losing to the Hornets with a short-handed roster on Apr. 9. “I think we’re just mostly conscious about trying to keep our guys healthy…I would say it’s just way more trying to see how our guys are feeling, what they’re doing and less about standings and different things like that.
Kane Pitman: Budenholzer on responding from the LAC loss: “I think any time you don’t meet that standard, you don’t meet that expectation you want to look at yourself and self critique and self analyse and do better. I think the group did that over the last 24 hours…we gotta go play now.”
Eric Nehm: Mike Budenholzer, on what P.J. Tucker brings to Milwaukee: “With a veteran guy like this, I think we’ve all seen it, his defense is at an elite level. His ability to guard multiple positions, his ability to guard the best players in the league.”
Eric Nehm: Budenholzer: It’s hard to articulate what a great job Jon Horst, the entire front office and ownership have done in building the roster. “Every offseason (Horst) gets things done. In-season, he gets things done.” Referred to Horst as relentless in his pursuit of a better roster.