Milwaukee Bucks: 3 early weak points on Milwaukee’s roster

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Milwaukee Bucks: D.J. Augustin
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While the Milwaukee Bucks have been rolling as of late, there have been several noticeable weak points that have hindered this team.

For the most part, the Milwaukee Bucks look relatively good throughout the first 13 games, despite the slow start initially.

Team chemistry among this reshaped roster has finally started to take form as players continue looking more comfortable playing alongside one another each night. There was expected to be some adjusting early, and it is welcoming to see the team finally start to overcome those issues as they are riding a three-game win streak.

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Still, despite currently sitting atop the Eastern Conference with a 9-4 record, the Bucks are not perfect by any means. There are several areas that they can still improve at as they look to make a strong push for the postseason.

Although not even a quarter of the season has passed, here are three weak points that have been apparent for the Milwaukee Bucks early.

3 early weak points for the Milwaukee Bucks – D.J. Augustin’s struggles

After losing George Hill this offseason, the Bucks signed another veteran point guard in D.J. Augustin to be his replacement. Handing the 33-year-old a three-year, $21 million deal, the Bucks paid a hefty price for Augustin’s services, but he seemed like an ideal fit to fill Milwaukee’s vacant sixth man position, given his experience and offensive skill set.

However, in the 12 games that he has played in this season, Augustin has struggled mightily. The guard is averaging just 6.1 points on .367/.385/1.000 shooting splits, 1.3 rebounds, and 2.8 assists in 18.5 minutes per game. Augustin’s struggles have undoubtedly been a shortcoming for the Bucks in the early going, and they will need more production from him moving forward.

While the guard has failed to find his rhythm with the Bucks, the rest of the reserves have had no such issues, aside from some inconsistencies every so often. All together, Milwaukee’s bench has scored 490 points this season, the sixth most in the association. Once Augustin can flip the switch and find his groove, this bench only grows stronger.