Milwaukee Bucks: 3 noble goals for Jrue Holiday during 2021-22 season

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Goal No. 2 – Jrue Holiday having 50/40/90 splits with the Milwaukee Bucks during the 2021-22 season

Middleton is often the Bucks player that is most associated with trying to etch his name into 50/40/90 history, but it is a goal that Holiday should shoot for during the 2021-22 season.

For those who do not know how it works, the 50/40/90 club refers to the shooting splits from a player that knocks down 50 percent of their shots from the field, 40 percent from 3-point range, and 90 percent from the line. Although Holiday was never quite on track to average that slash line simultaneously last season, it appears like it could be a feasible goal for him to achieve next year after toying with the idea briefly in 2020-21.

In his first season with the Bucks, the guard did his part with the field goal shooting portion of the test as he knocked down a career-best 50.3 percent of his shots. He was insanely efficient all year long in scoring the basketball, which helped him average a career-high 39.2 percent from 3-point territory.  He was dangerously close to eclipsing that 40 percent mark with his shooting from the outside but ultimately fell just short. What truly held Holiday down from achieving 50/40/90 splits was his free throw shooting, as he knocked down just 78.7 percent of his attempts on the year.

If Holiday plays a similar brand of basketball as he did this past season, then he could surely hit the 50/40/90 mark. It would be a tall order to replicate his career-high efficiency in both field goal and 3-point percentage, but not impossible. Getting his free throw percentage up to 90 would also be a difficult task for the 31-year-old as his career-high in that department is 85.5 percent, which came during the 2014-15 season. Still, it is an achievable goal for the champ to add to his to-do list for next season.