Milwaukee Bucks: Trying to figure out the Bucks rotation with the current roster

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MILWAUKEE, WI – APRIL 22: Tony Snell
MILWAUKEE, WI – APRIL 22: Tony Snell /

Shooting Guard

This one, too, isn’t very complicated. Well, aside from Tony Snell no longer having a true backup, that is. Jason Terry no longer being on the roster takes away a reliable contributor in Milwaukee next season.

Snell is obviously the starter here. The Bucks front office paid him big time, right away, when NBA free agency opened. That’s because the team believes in him. Based on his production last season, Snell is worth believing in.

Other players who could see time at shooting guard include Dellavedova, Brown, Vaughn, and maybe slight hints of Khris Middleton, although Middleton played almost exclusively small forward once Snell established himself in the rotation. Here’s an idea of the nightly minutes breakdown at the two:

  1. Snell – 32 mpg
  2. Delly – 10 mpg
  3. Vaughn/Brown – 6 mpg

Delly and Brogdon both played just over 26 minutes per game last season, and Snell played just over 29. With JET gone, everybody needs to pick up some slack. Vaughn or Brown playing a little bit will be necessary, unless Kidd decides to play one of Brogdon, Delly, or Snell much more than 30 minutes per game, or Payton II sneaks into the rotation.

The biggest gripe I could see about this is Brown not getting enough minutes, but Kidd has shown in the past to not give rookies a big leash from the jump. Remember that Thon Maker didn’t hit the 10 minute mark in a single game until January 10 last season. Plus, Brown might be needed elsewhere…