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

MIAMI, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 08 (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 08 (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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Milwaukee Bucks: Grayson Allen, Jrue Holiday, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Pat Connaughton, Miami Heat: Duncan Robinson
MIAMI, FLORIDA – DECEMBER 08 (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

Milwaukee Bucks: 2022 New Year’s resolution for and Pat Connaughton – Stay aggressive from 3-point territory

Pat Connaughton has played so well this year that he might not need a New Year’s resolution. The veteran is putting up career-highs in several categories across the board as he continues to serve as a lifeline off the bench for the defending champions. One particular area where he has excelled is from 3-point range. The guard is shooting 40 percent on a career-high six attempts per game on the season, lighting is up from deep. However, following a 3-of-12 outing from three in the Bucks’ recent win over the Rockets, Connaughton has attempted just 11 triples over the past four games. Given how well he has shot it this year, they would certainly like to get him involved more than that. Connaughton has earned the right to let it fly as often as he wants after a spectacular run in last year’s postseason, and the Bucks will need him to stay aggressive.

Milwaukee Bucks: 2022 New Year’s resolution for Grayson Allen – Knock his pesky shooting slump

Sticking with 3-point shooting, Grayson Allen started this season off on a tear. The newcomer did not need much time at all to adapt to play in this starting lineup as he looked like a natural early in the season, putting up the best numbers of his young career. The guard averaged 13.8 points over the first 21 games of the season in October and November, but his production has dipped during December as he averaged just 8.8 points in 13 games played. A massive reason for this has been his shooting, as he went 67-of-158 (42.4 percent) from deep over the first two months and just 26-of-74 (35.1 percent) in December. With the Bucks getting their Big 3 healthy and reintegrating players like DiVincenzo and Matthews, Allen’s attempts have gone down, and he has had a tough time adjusting. If Allen will remain the starter, the Bucks desperately need him to find his footing and regain the hot hand that saw him so successful early on. Like Connaughton, he must remain aggressive on the offensive end.