Outside of The Jet, the Bucks are really lacking experience at the 2-guard. The next two options to play significant minutes are Rashad Vaughn and Malcolm Brogdon, who have a combined one year of experience in the league.
Coming out of college, Vaughn was supposed to be another solid shooter off the bench for Milwaukee. However, despite his 38.3 percent mark in college, he shot just 29.3 percent in his rookie season. There were hopes that he would have shown improvement during Summer League, but there was no such luck. Vaughn went just 8-33 (24.2 percent) during that stretch of games.
Now with Middleton out for the season, Jason Kidd will need his second-year guard to find his shooting rhythm and become an important part of a rotation.
The good thing about Vaughn is that there is so much time left for him. He is just barely 20-years-old, and he’s earning key NBA experience early in his career. He should receive a solid amount of minutes this season, and that could prove pivotal down the stretch.
“Mr. Showtime” has plenty of growing to do, and Jason Terry could be a great role model for him moving forward. It might take a few more years for Vaughn to develop into a definitive starter, but 15-20 minutes a night this season cannot hurt.