2022 New Year’s resolution for every player on the Milwaukee Bucks

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Milwaukee Bucks: Rodney Hood, Semi Ojeleye, Houston Rockets: Christian Wood
Dec 22, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA: Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports /

Milwaukee Bucks: 2022 New Year’s resolution for Rodney Hood – Find a rhythm on the offensive end

When the Bucks signed Rodney Hood to a minimum deal during the offseason, it was a low-risk, high-reward scenario from the beginning. The veteran was coming off a pair of rough seasons as he had battled through a slew of devastating injuries, but playing for a premier contender like the Bucks could have been the perfect environment to turn his NBA career around. Unfortunately, that has not been the case, as Hood is having the least productive season of his career and has fallen out of the rotation entirely. For a player that averaged double-digit scoring in five of his previous seven years, 3.6 points on 34.8 percent shooting from the field and 30.4 percent from three will not be enough to stay on the floor consistently. Although his playing time has regressed to zero, Hood must take advantage if he gets another opportunity by finding a groove offensively and contributing off the bench.

Milwaukee Bucks: 2022 New Year’s resolution for Semi Ojeleye – Find a groove from 3-point range

Like Hood, bringing Ojeleye aboard on the minimum seemed like a reasonable move for the Bucks in the offseason. Also like Hood, he has struggled to contribute. Ojeleye, who was known as a solid 3-point shooter before coming to the Bucks, has struggled to throw a rock in the ocean as he has shot a gruesome 8-of-37 (21.6 percent) from behind the arc on the season. No matter how many open looks the forward continues to get, he just cannot find a groove at all offensively. While his defense has been passable, the Bucks have pulled Ojeleye from the rotation due to his limitations on the offensive end. Ojeleye could be useful for Milwaukee down the road due to his defense, but if he does reclaim a role in the rotation, he must find a way to knock down his shots, especially if the majority of his looks will be wide open.