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

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Milwaukee Bucks' Sterling Brown
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Defense and rebounding

Brown’s brand of physical, hard-nosed defending has certainly fit well within the Bucks’ defensive structure, especially since the arrival of head coach Mike Budenholzer.

Like all players, Brown’s defensive services have certainly been refined and unleashed in an effective way under the watchful eye of Budenholzer and his coaching staff and Brown hasn’t wavered from taking on bigger assignments when needed to.

Likewise, one of the biggest positives to come from the Illinois native’s uneven 2019-20 season was his activity on the defensive glass and overall rebounding output. By per-36 minute standards, Brown corralled in a career-high 8.9 rebounds this season and accumulated a 17.3 defensive rebounding percentage, per

That was especially useful in the minutes when the Bucks would play small ball lineups and Brown’s energy and nose for the ball really helped such configurations click for those very reasons.

Offering up that kind of versatility and ability to play bigger than his size and his natural position, Brown has shown no problem in excelling in the dirty work and delivering different possibilities for how he can be utilized in the future.