The Leading Milwaukee Bucks in Each Statistical Category: January Edition

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Michael Carter-Williams – 1.6 steals per game – 18th in the NBA

Just like last month, there are some logjams in the steals leaderboards above MCW. Only eight values above 1.6 steals per game are represented, there just happen to be a lot of ties at several of them. Either way, the best Buck at swiping the ball is Michael Carter-Williams.

MCW gets under two steals a game, but it feels like he gets at least one in every close fourth quarter the Bucks are involved in. As much as he makes costly turnovers, Carter-Williams has a knack for getting the ball back for his team when it matters most.

MCW has been fairly boom or bust in terms of steals this season. In 11 of his 38 games played this season, Carter-Williams hasn’t recorded a steal. In 10 of those 38, he’s gotten three or more steals. That means MCW has gotten one or two steals–the whole numbers closest to 1.6, obviously–in less than half of his games played this season.

Hopefully Carter-Williams can have more boom games than bust games going forward. As long as he slows down and lets the game come to him, Michael Carter-Williams is a very effective player for these Milwaukee Bucks.

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