Milwaukee Bucks: 3 players who need a big month of March

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - FEBRUARY 19 (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Milwaukee Bucks: Pat Connaughton, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Sacramento Kings: Buddy Hield
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3 Milwaukee Bucks that need a big month of March — Pat Connaughton

Playing a whopping 23.3 minutes a night, Pat Connaughton saw an uptick in minutes throughout February. In that time, the guard averaged 6.1 points per game while shooting 42.3 percent from the field and just 32 percent from 3-point range.

The latter was a significant dip from his 3-point production during January where he shot an impressive 47.4 percent for the month. Connaughton’s red-hot shooting from behind the arc to start the season provided a substantial boost for the Bucks offensively, but he has since returned to earth.

Connaughton is someone who will always be a staple in Milwaukee’s rotation, and sustaining consistency with his outside shot is what the team needs most from him. If he can get back on track with another stellar shooting month, it would be a sizeable boost off the bench.

Despite his offensive issues last month, the Notre Dame product is still shooting a career-high 39.1 percent from deep. Still, time will tell if he can keep it consistent, as perimeter shooting has been among the biggest weak spots in his career.

The 28-year-old did have his best performance of the season in a 124-113 loss to the Toronto Raptors on February 16 by finishing with a season-best 20 points on 8-of-15 shooting. However, aside from that, his contributions were inconsistent for the Bucks throughout his 14 other outings, and they will need him to regain his footing in March.

He did not exactly make the strongest impression to kick things off, producing just eight points on 3-of-9 shooting in the loss to Denver. While he did snag eight rebounds, the Bucks need him to be more efficient offensively.