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

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3 early weak points for the Milwaukee Bucks – Free throw shooting

The Bucks currently possess the league’s most dynamic offense by boasting an impressive 117.8 offensive rating through 13 games. While the offense has been clicking, one particular area where they have struggled to score has been the free throw line.

Milwaukee currently ranks 22nd in average free throw attempts, coming in at 22.5 per game. When they are fortunate enough to get an opportunity at the line, they are not capitalizing. The Bucks have hit just 72.6 percent of their total free throw attempts, which ranks 25th in the league.

Of course, 1-for-10 showings like Giannis Antetokounmpo put together Friday night certainly do not help their cause but saying that the two-time MVP needs to improve his percentage from the line would sound like a broken record at this point.

Despite these free-throw woes, the Bucks are still putting up 120.2 points per game, the second-most in the league behind the Washington Wizards. This Bucks’ offense is firing on all cylinders, but cleaning up these subpar free throw percentages could undoubtedly turn things up a notch. The Bucks have been plagued by issues from the charity stripe often in recent memory, and that theme has carried over into the early portion of the 2020-21 season.

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Overall, it is still relatively early. There is no reason for the Milwaukee Bucks to hit the panic button, and hopefully, these issues can start to get resolved with time.