Milwaukee Bucks: 3 reasons to believe Sterling Brown could get back on track

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - NOVEMBER 23: (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Milwaukee Bucks' Sterling Brown
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3-point shooting

One of Brown’s biggest allures coming out of Southern Methodist University three years ago was his ability to hit from long distance and do so very efficiently.

Since coming into the NBA with the Bucks, Brown’s shooting promise has largely held up, at least for the first two seasons of his career. Before this season, Brown’s 3-point percentages over his first two years hovered around league average as he hit 35.2 percent from three as a rookie and 36.1 percent during the 2018-19 campaign.

This year, though, has been a different story as Brown’s shooting plummeted down to 31.6 percent, especially after a hot shooting start. We’ve previously suspected that a four-game absence in late November and early December due to a shoulder injury served as the turning point in overall regression during his third NBA season

While that may force the Bucks and other teams to wonder about how much of a knockdown shooter Brown is, being a career 34.4 percent 3-point shooter and a valuable floor spacer is still decent enough to believe in his shooting capabilities.

Regardless of the reason behind Brown’s shooting downturn, there’s a long track record to indicate that his marksmanship can be rejuvenated in some way for future seasons.