Damian Lillard, Milwaukee's new leader from Portland, blazed for his first match with the Bucks (39 points), winning by one point against Philadelphia (118-117). Lillard shone (39 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists) and was decisive at the end of the match to contain the 76ers from last season's MVP Joel Embiid (24 points) and leader Tyrese Maxey (31 points). Greek Giannis Antetokounmpo started his season with 23 points and 13 rebounds for the Bucks.
At the end of September, Damian Lillard (33), rather expected in Miami, surprised by announcing his transfer to Milwaukee after eleven seasons in Portland. He joined the Greek Giannis Antetokounmpo, twice named best player of the regular season (2019 and 2020) and crowned NBA champion with the Bucks in 2021. Enough to make the Milwaukee franchise the favorite for the title this season according to many specialists. Since then, Antetokounmpo has extended in Wisconsin for three years and 186 million dollars (174.1 million euros).