Deer Diaries: A Milwaukee Bucks Podcast

Deer Diaries: A Milwaukee Bucks Podcast

For fans of the Milwaukee Bucks, presented by the staff of Brew Hoop.

Episodes

April 23, 2024 26 mins

When the Milwaukee Bucks fall apart on the court, the Deer Diaries A-Team is there to strew through the rubble! Riley, Kyle, and Adam hopped into the studio 45 seconds after Milwaukee's 108-125 Game Two defeat to the Indiana Pacers to figure out what the hell just happened. Did Jae Crowder just have the worst game of his career? Can someone else help pick up the slack that isn't named Damian Lillard? Brook Lopez's Silve...

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In the debut of a new and exciting sub-series of Deer Diaries (A Milwaukee Bucks Podcast!) recordings, Riley rode solo to provide his instant reaction to the Milwaukee Bucks 109-94 victory over the Indiana Pacers in game one of the NBA playoffs.

He reviews Damian Lillard's torrid first half (and an extremely quiet second), Khris Middleton the straw stirring the drink, Bobby Portis and Patrick Beverly making differences on both ...

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With the 2024 NBA Playoffs just around the corner, Riley and Michael were happy to host Tom Lewis of Indy Cornrows to help us preview the Milwaukee Bucks-Indiana Pacers series. We cover a range of topics from where the Pacers have been since these teams last played in January, updates on Tyrese Halliburton, Pascal Siam, and Myles Turner, how Rick Carlisle's principles of play have changed over the season, Pacer fans' expect...

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April 16, 2024 56 mins

With the 2023-2024 Milwaukee Bucks regular season at a close, Riley, Kyle, and Adam got together for a season send-off show for the ages. The staff of Brew Hoop have cast their votes and the results are in: We proudly present to listeners of Deer Diaries our inaugural winners of the "Golden Hoof Awards". From bench players most likely to be starters next season to worst losses of the season, from players most likely to ac...

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April 9, 2024 72 mins

When the Milwaukee Bucks go astray, the Deer Diaries Podcast crew shall play. Fresh off an 0-4 week for the ages, Riley, Kyle, and Jackson assembled to - you guessed it - log some complaints against the team. Can the Bucks find joy in the current moment? How do you find ways to win when there seems to be a leadership vacuum? Will a midnight oil-burning session between Doc Rivers and his nine favorite players lead to Milwaukee's...

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April 1, 2024 61 mins

Having just finished watching a variety of clips from Patrick Beverly's podcast, Riley, Kyle, and Adam gathered to discuss the 1-2 week for the Milwaukee Bucks. Could the difference between winning and losing simply be, "sharing is caring"? Where does your heart ultimately lie: On the path to ball knowledge, or the way to number-crunching heaven? Are the Bucks still a favorite thanks to their fundamentals, or are the ...

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In the glorious afterglow of a dominant Milwaukee Bucks victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder, Riley, Kyle and Adam walked through the fields of sunflowers and daisies together. Can a whole season rest on Bobby Portis's shoulders? Are victories in March predictive of the coming May? Are the Bucks truly moving in a substantially new direction? They talk all that plus: The Eight-Man Rotation Game, Doc Rivers evals, whether this ...

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March 18, 2024 58 mins

The Milwaukee Bucks returned home and promptly went 2-0 to pick themselves up after a rough California road trip. Riley, Adam, and Kyle get together to talk through the victories, the triumphant return of Khris Middleton, issue their official apologies to Bobby Portis, and anoint AJ Green as "the next big thing". All that, plus their criteria for tribute videos, taco proteins of choice, Love is Blind (pt. 2), and more!

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March 14, 2024 64 mins

With the Milwaukee Bucks wrapping up their largely unsuccessful California road trip, Riley, Adam and Jackson got together to assess who they think this team really is. Should we be optimistic that offensive inconsistencies will fall to the wayside once the playoffs arrive? Is it even possible to get grown men to "hold themselves accountable" 75% of a way through a season? What the heck is a big man rotation? They tackle ...

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March 3, 2024 74 mins

The Bucks continue winning, and nobody is complaining. Kyle is joined by former co-managing Brew Hoop Adam and Mitchell editors to discuss the improved defense, Doc's man management, and the likely end of the 8-man rotation experiment.

Then they wonder how much the regular season matters and if getting the highest seeding is more important than the team finding its groove. Does the team need an a**hole to win a title? Maybe.

Th...

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February 26, 2024 69 mins

With the Milwaukee Bucks taking hold of a new lease on life post-All-Star break, Riley, Kyle, and Jackson drew together to understand this new ray of basketball light. Did the Bucks really just need a few days off? Are we talking about practice? The defense looks legit - is it good enough to do the job in the playoffs? Plus, a Danilo Gallinari love-in, the undeath of Pat Connaughton (???), and a desperate search for the root of Doc...

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Just when the Milwaukee Bucks give a hint that they may finally be turning the corner with a dominant win over the Denver Nuggets, they fell right back to Earth with losses to the Miami Heat and Memphis Grizzlies. Kyle, Michael, and Riley gather to diagnose what ails the team (yet again), consider whether two engines working apart can get the job done, and roster construction concerns rearing their head. Plus, they each present a p...

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February 12, 2024 34 mins

With the Milwaukee Bucks active at the trade deadline yet again, Riley dials in for a special solo podcast to talk through the arrival of Patrick Beverley. How will Milwaukee's newest guard fit in with the rotation, and can he be the perimeter defender that can drag the team towards a viable playoff defense? We say bon voyage to Cam Payne and Robin Lopez, consider the state of the Bucks youth, wonder about filling the 15th rost...

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February 6, 2024 57 mins

With Doc Rivers officially taking the reins as head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks, the games are coming thick and fast. Notching a 1-3 record since the handover from Joe Prunty, the Bucks gave Riley, Kyle, and Adam plenty to talk about. Namely, a veteran-only rotation, the travails of trade candidates, a continually excellent season for Giannis Antetokounmpo, and the new direction Milwaukee may be heading in. All that, plus ideal pi...

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January 23, 2024 52 mins

The Milwaukee Bucks have parted ways with head coach Adrian Griffin after 43 games and a 30-13 record. Kyle, Adam, and Riley talk through their spit take reactions to the news, look back on the (brief) Griffin era, and where it all went wrong. With news that Doc Rivers is a favorite to take over the job, they discuss his fit with Milwaukee's roster, his past successes (and numerous failures) as a coach, their apprehensions, the...

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January 22, 2024 77 mins

Trade season is heating up while the Milwaukee Bucks continue to deliver bang-average results on the court. Riley, Kyle, and their Brew Hoop compatriot Michael get together to divine anything of meaning from a short week of play for Milwaukee. Then, they kick off the pod's trade coverage with fake trades of their own. The cherry on top? Kyle's mega deal that will have you wondering what alternate universe you're living ...

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January 15, 2024 54 mins

Just when Kyle and Riley had declared them on the brink of something negative, the Milwaukee Bucks turned things around (again) to bring their record to .500 in the new year. Adam returns and they talk about whether this latest surge is meaningfully different from previous ones, the sustainability of team performances against top-tier competition, and whether there actually is a flip to be switched this time around. All that, plus ...

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January 8, 2024 75 mins

Deer Diaries is back after an extended holiday break, and Kyle/Riley have plenty to talk about. The Milwaukee Bucks are 1-3 since the start of 2024 and have looked all out of sorts. Team defense remains a travesty while the offense has now started to tank as well. They talk through those issues, wave goodbye to Lindell Wigginton and Marques Bolden, wonder whether a mid-season fix is even feasible, go through the latest edition of t...

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December 18, 2023 68 mins

Turns out Bobby Portis was the secret ingredient all along. Kyle, Adam, and Riley gathered to talk about a week full of wins, GameBall-Gate, just how bad the Pistons are, and a very encouraging team performance over the Houston Rockets. Is Andre Jackson Jr.'s stock going to the Moon? Can we learn to love winning via offense? Is this the best Giannis Antetokounmpo has ever looked in his career? They tackle that, plus "Nimon...

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December 11, 2023 74 mins

With the NBA's In-Season Tournament finished, Kyle, Adam, and Riley gather to recap the Milwaukee Bucks participation. They talk about the wing rotation, ways to touch grass in the depths of a Midwestern winter, determine the cooked-ness of Khris Middleton's defense, and Riley "passionately challenges" the accepted post-IST media consensus. Then, it is on to holiday drinks, Paw Patrol, a new commonplace notebook, ...

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