Milwaukee Bucks Grades, Reaction From 115-86 Loss To Washington Wizards

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Milwaukee Bucks Grades: Bench

Greivis Vasquez, B+

12 Points| 5-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK |

Vasquez has really caught his groove within the bench unit. He’s hitting acrobatic layups in the lane, mid range jumpers, and three pointers in clusters. It’s a wonder that it took this long for him to catch on. That 0-10 shooting performance ten days ago feels like a distant memory. He’s a different player than that right now.

John Henson, B+

10 Points | 3-3 FG | 4-6 FT | 6  REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK |

Feisty John Henson at his best. He was a nuisance for Nene all night, clogging shooting lanes near the rim at every turn. He was aggressive offensively which helped him hit all three of his field goal attempts.  One of the brighter parts of Henson’s game right now is heightened aggression. He looks far more assertive than he was last season.

Johnny O’Bryant, C+

0 Points| 0-1 FG | 0-0 FT | 5 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK |

JOB didn’t look for his own shot at all, but was able to reel in five rebounds in 25 minutes of action. Aside from those rebounds he was invisible in Washington, failing to make many impact plays on either side of the ball.

Miles Plumlee, C-

2 Points | 1-2 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK |

He played mostly in clean up time and was thrust in with the deep bench players with whom he was able to eke out two points. He missed a baseline jumper badly and hit his lone field goal in the last :20 of the game.

Rashad Vaughn, C-

5 Points| 1-4 FG | 2-2 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK |

I love his confidence. Is he getting the most minutes right now? No. Is he hitting the majority of his shots? No. Is he letting that get in the way of his shooting? Hell no. Playing mostly clean up minutes, Vaughn actively looked for his own shot, even taking a couple of challenged shots that weren’t so great. But he did hit a triple.

Tyler Ennis, B-

3 Points | 0-1 FG | 3-3 FT | 2  REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK |

After earning the starting job in relief of MCW, Ennis has faded into relative obscurity in the depth of the Bucks bench. But he reappeared Tuesday night, guiding the bench through the last handful of minutes. He didn’t look as quick playing with the bench, but that could be due to the foregone outcome of the game.

Chris Copeland, C-

2 Points| 1-2 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK |

He inexplicably lost track of Jared Dudley in the second quarter, allowing a pair of big three pointers. That’s the sort of defensive performance that has had him riding the pine the past few games. His three point shooting is a nice ace in the hole, but until the defense improves he won’t be playing much.

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