Bold Predictions That Could Come True For The Milwaukee Bucks

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Oct 10, 2015; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks guard Michael Carter-Williams (5) looks to pass the ball during the third quarter against the Detroit Pistons at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

3. Michael Carter-Williams Averages Eight Assists Per Game

I want to be up-front here, this is my most speculative prediction. I don’t have any good stats or information to back this up. I’m going with my opinion and my heart here.

The Bucks need their point guard  to be an effective distributor. Michael Carter-Williams can do that. He is capable of making passes of both the crisp, simple variety, and the fancy, complicated variety. The pass below is the latter.

This is a great one handed, no look pass to Greg Monroe for an easy bucket. MCW can do this type of stuff. Carter-Williams is excellent at getting to the hoop from driving the lane. That opens up his teammates for good looks. He needs to find his teammates when they are open at a better rate than he did last season.

Before coming over from Philadelphia, MCW was in the midst of improving his assist per game numbers from 6.3 his rookie season to 7.4. After joining the Bucks he averaged 5.6 per game.

With a full training camp in Milwaukee under his belt and much more tutelage from Jason Kidd I think Carter-Williams is going to turn the corner and become a more complete point guard this season. He is going to focus on dishing the ball and making the smart play. If anyone can get MCW to do that it is Coach Kidd.

With all the talent on this Bucks team MCW has a lot of mouths to feed but by the same token he has a lot of toys to play with. He should be able to get a couple  of easy assists to Monroe every game.

Additionally, throwing the ball up to Giannis, Jabari, and Inglis on the fast break should get him a few more. Then all he needs to do is find Middleton, Vasquez, Mayo, Copeland, and Vaughn when they are open for three and that should be enough.

The Bucks need MCW to play like a true point guard this season. MCW has the right coach and the right skill set to be a true point guard. Let’s see how this season works out for him.

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