Apr 27, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Milwaukee Bucks guard Michael Carter-Williams (5) drives to the basket against Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose (1) in game five of the first round of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
Before coming to Milwaukee, Carter-Williams was labeled as a below average shooter, especially for a point guard. While some of that stayed true when he came to the Bucks, he did refine his shot selection.
Now some of that was due to playing in a different situation, not being relied on as the first scoring option when he came to Milwaukee.
Carter-Williams pared down his numerous three-point attempts and emphasized driving to the basket more, along with posting down low due to his favorable size over opposing point guards.
In just 25 games with Milwaukee, he was able to raise his field goal percentage from a lowly 38 percent when he was with the 76ers (in 41 games) to a more respectable 43 percent, per Basketball-Reference.com.
Along with that, his true shooting numbers rose from 44 percent in Philadelphia to 50 percent in Milwaukee and his free throw percentage rose from 64 percent as a 76er to 78 percent in Milwaukee.
With his shooting numbers on the rise since coming to Milwaukee, Carter-Williams also showcased his ability as a good defender.
While it did take time to adjust to coach Jason Kidd’s tenacious defense, Carter-Williams started to get more comfortable in his role in the scheme and becoming bothersome to other point guards by producing 2 steals per game in Milwaukee, per Basketball-Reference.com.