The Milwaukee Bucks have become a running joke over recent years in the state of Wisconsin, taking a back seat to the Packers, Badgers and Brewers, while regurgitating losing seasons and perennially finishing ninth in the Eastern Conference.
But it is the responsibility of Wisconsin sports fans to support this franchise whether they like it or not.
A new season brings optimism for all 30 NBA teams, and for the Bucks, it's no different. Do they have what it takes to make the playoffs? Absolutely. Will they make it? That's what we're here to find out.
It could be a make-or-break season for the Bucks, with their two biggest stars set to hit free agency after the season and the contracts of their head coach and general manager also ready to terminate.
A team with an undersized backcourt overstocked with power forwards, Milwaukee begins its push for the postseason on Friday in Boston. Here is a breakdown of the roster and what you can expect out of the 2012-13 Milwaukee Bucks.