Milwaukee Bucks: Analyzing the 2021-22 point guard rotation

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Milwaukee Bucks: Jrue Holiday
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Following a busy free agency, the Milwaukee Bucks’ newly-revamped roster is nearly complete.

The Bucks added some depth at all positions and reunited with a familiar face at the point guard position. The current lineup for the Bucks is chock-full of talent with each player poised to make an immediate impact as the team looks to defend their prestigious title as the reigning world champions next season.

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The point guard position had a massive question mark next to it throughout the 2020-21 season. With a solid starter in Jrue Holiday, the depth in the facilitator role was lacking. Jeff Teague took the role of the backup point guard last year, but he couldn’t live up to the play of Holiday. For the upcoming 2021-22 season, the Bucks have retooled their roster and have added some excellent backup facilitators to the rotation.

With that said, let’s take a look at the new point guard rotation for the Bucks.

Jrue Holiday is poised for another solid season as the starting point guard for the Milwaukee Bucks

Holiday lived up to expectations last season for Milwaukee. After a haul of picks and players sent to acquire Holiday, there were certainly some who thought it was a bit of an overpay. However, the production speaks for itself.

Milwaukee’s lead facilitator solidified himself as one of the best two-way guards in the league as he was given All-Defensive First Team honors. His offensive production was also important as Holiday averaged 17.7 points on .503/.392/.787 shooting splits. Furthermore, Holiday notched a Player Efficiency Rating of 20, that’s five points above the league average. While his offensive production dipped in the playoffs, specifically the NBA Finals, Holiday provided timely defense and excellent playmaking. Needless to say, Holiday was a key addition for the Bucks.

Shifting to next season, Holiday will take the reigns as Milwaukee’s starting point guard once again. His role as the facilitator last season was a successful one, and we should expect nearly the same level of production. A weight will certainly be taken off his shoulders due to the added depth at the point guard position, but that doesn’t mean Holiday won’t contribute in every way he can during his time on the court. Holiday’s defensive prowess showed no signs of slowing down, and that is certainly a welcome sight. With Holiday as the floor general, Milwaukee will be in a good place to make a run at defending their NBA title.

Holiday’s contributions were critical to the Bucks in their chase to earning their first championship in 50 years. As Milwaukee shifts to next season, Holiday will be key in every aspect once again.