Plumlee Bringing The Energy
It’s always important for a player to start the new season on form having signed a big money contract in the offseason, and it will be no different for Milwaukee’s Miles Plumlee in the coming weeks.
The Bucks showed incredible faith in Miles Plumlee, investing over $50 million in the former Duke Blue Devil, as they were confident he could do what the team needed from him to get the best out of his teammates.
In a spell as a starter after the All-Star break last year, Plumlee had little difficulty in performing to the level expected of him, but his preseason was a little underwhelming on the whole.
Plumlee played in each of Milwaukee’s exhibition games, but in just under 15 minutes per game put up numbers that could generously be described as pedestrian. 3.7 points and 3.0 rebounds per game won’t be enough for Milwaukee, and in reverting to his comfort zone on Wednesday, he gave a sign of what he needs to do throughout the season.
Against Indiana, the 28-year-old posted 10 points and eight rebounds, while making 4-5 field goal attempts. Even more important than the numbers, was Plumlee’s energy level though.
He was active on defense, running the floor looking for alley-oops, and competing for offensive boards. If Wednesday’s performance can carry over into the season proper for Plumlee, there should be few problems for him and the Bucks.