Milwaukee’s Outside Shooting Is Tenuous
Matthew Dellavedova took the night off to rest up against the Pacers. Without him, Milwaukee made five of 22 three-pointers against the Pacers. Shooting 22.7 percent from beyond the arc isn’t going to blow away anybody in the NBA.
The Milwaukee Bucks don’t need to shoot like the Golden State Warriors to be good, but they need to be better shooters than they were on Wednesday. No player made more than one three–Jabari Parker, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Michael Carter-Williams, Mirza Teletovic and Jason Terry all made one.
The surprising part is that Teletovic made just 25 percent of his shots from deep, whereas MCW and Giannis made half of their threes and Jabari made 33 percent. Those percentages don’t mean much considering the sample sizes consisted of literally one made shot, but still.
Malcolm Brogdon, Rashad Vaughn and Michael Beasley are supposed to bring at least some spacing to Milwaukee’s offense. They combined to shoot zero-for-nine from three-point territory.
This is just one preseason game, but it doesn’t seem like an isolated incident. The Bucks are going to lack spacing all season, again, unless the find a way to add another shooter before the regular season.