The Gradual Rise Theory... I like it
The current popular theory regarding the Bucks season is that they will struggle early and rise late. I buy that, and I think it will come to pass.
The theory is predicated on several things. First, the Bucks early schedule is brutal (as every Bucks representative now seems to point out). The pre-Christmas run is heavily loaded with road games. I agree with that.
The second predicate is it will take time for new coach Scott Skiles to implement his Lockdown defensive system. I agree with that as well.
Thus I buy into the Theory of the Gradual Rise, as all Bucks fans should.
So be patient. Things may be a little ugly at first for the Green and Red. Be ready for that. But the Bucks will improve with time.
Because defense is all about effort. Coach Skiles will demand that, and the team will eventually have to buy in. Those that don't will be run out of Milwaukee (like Lombardi's famous first speech "There are buses and trains leaving Green Bay every day..."). Once that happens, things will get better.