ICYMI: Milwaukee Bucks Re-Sign Center: "The Human's Been Great"

"He just has a lot of basketball characteristics that fit us. The human's been great. He's fit in quickly with the locker room." That what Milwaukee Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer had to say about center Meyers Leonard as his first 10-day contract was about to expire. 

No surprise, then, that the Bucks have re-upped on another 10-day with the 7-footer. 

In addition to the personal fit, Budenholzer raved about how Leonard brings exactly what the Bucks need off the bench. 

"Just to bring his size and physicality, I think it's an area that maybe the roster, is one of the things it doesn't have and he fills that need and still has the ability to make threes and spread the court," said Coach Bud. 

Leonard has gotten into four games with the Bucks in his first NBA action in two years. He's averaging just under seven minutes per game, 2.8 points and 2.0 rebounds while shooting 43% from three. 

Now, to be sure, having some added depth at the five who can stretch the defense is certainly a good thing, but when it comes down to it, if the Bucks are healthy—with all their Big Three playing—they will be extremely tough to beat for anybody down the stretch. 

Currently on a 16-game win streak, the Bucks are, since the turn of the calendar to 2023,  19-1 when Giannis Antetokounmpo plays, 21-4 when Jrue Holiday plays, and 13-0 when Khris Middleton plays. Tough to beat, indeed.

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