Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Lack of discipline hurt Bucks
By Nick Borges
The Milwaukee Bucks could do no better than the No. 8 seed in the East and as a result they played the Miami Heat in the first round of the playoffs and were swept 4-0. Mike Dunleavy has an idea what hurt the Bucks the most -- discipline.
"We struggled with some discipline stuff, some small things, that quite frankly probably were a result of not being engaged and on top of things in practice and shootarounds," Dunleavy told the Journal Sentinel. "It just carried over. You do that and it will catch up to you. Guys will hit tough buzzer-beaters or you'll lose in funny ways. It's just kind of a basketball karma thing. There were a lot of days (in practice) we just didn't get better. We weren't really focused."
Dunleavy is one of six current free agents and he has not ruled re-signing with the Bucks.
"I like being here; I grew up here. I signed as a free agent here," said Dunleavy. "I'm willing to come back. I've got to talk to the team and see what they want to do and go from there."