Milwaukee Bucks Grades, Reaction From 123-86 Loss To Indiana Pacers

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Milwaukee Bucks Grades: Bench

Greivis Vasquez, C-

4 Points| 2-2 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 3 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | Vasquez’s shooting improvements continue, although this wasn’t his finest game as he didn’t take the ball quite as well as normal. Four turnovers from the Venezuelan hurt the team, and maybe explained his reduced minutes a little in this one, but there’s a trend of him playing less minutes of late that isn’t too easy to understand.

John Henson, C+

6 Points | 2-3 FG | 2-2 FT | 3 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | Vasquez isn’t the only player not getting a whole lot of playing time of late. Henson only played 12 minutes in this one, and played quite well when he was on the floor. He’s mostly been a positive influence when healthy this season, and one way or another, Kidd should be angling to find him more minutes.

Johnny O’Bryant, C

4 Points| 2-6 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | Brought energy as he does every single time he steps on the floor, and if he’s not making great passes down in the low post right now, he’s always in position to receive them. On a night where many around him who were much accomplished and talented showed little fight, JOB tried as hard as ever.

Jeryyd Bayless, D

3 Points | 1-5 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | Has the weirdest Bucks storyline of the season come to an end? Jerryd Bayless has been right in the mix for Milwaukee’s best player in the early running, but in Indiana he was not very good. Bayless has been knocking down three pointers like nobody’s business, but they didn’t fall for him on this night and it didn’t stop him from shooting them either. Bayless didn’t look for anything else, going 1-5 on all of his field goals, all coming form behind the arc.

O.J. Mayo, B+

10 Points | 4-8 FG | 2-5 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | Mayo played really well. He had an impressive pre-season before the injury, and right now the signs are that he could be equally effective as the season goes on. He gives the scoring boost that he’s on the roster in the hope of providing, and he flashed some crazy range with a deep pull-up three.

Miles Plumlee, C

4 Points | 2-6 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | Plumlee played in garbage time, and didn’t necessarily do too much to convince anybody that he should be playing at more important times in games. He had four points, and no fouls which is rare for him, but he’s a solid third string backup and no more than that.

Chris Copeland, D

3 Points | 1-3 FG | 1-2 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | It’s just difficult to see the point of Chris Copeland on this roster. We all know what he was brought in for, but I’m not sure if he’s even a good enough shooter to be able to fill that role. Outside of one made shot and a free throw, he recorded no other notable stat in 10 minutes.

Rashad Vaughn, B

7 Points | 3-4 FG | 1-2 FT | 1 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | Another player that has a legitimate case for an increase in minutes is the rook. Vaughn can flat out shoot and score, and of course he has his own issues, but who on this team doesn’t right now? That sort of impact in five minutes is impressive, and the type of instant offense that might help the Bucks not to get blown out.

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