3 Milwaukee Bucks that need to turn things around post-All Star break

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Milwaukee Bucks: George Hill
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George Hill needs to turn things around post-All Star break for the Milwaukee Bucks

Well, ok, I just want George Hill to come back first and foremost. I don’t think he was as bad as people are making it out to be and you’re seeing how valuable having a steady presence off the bench is with how the Bucks have struggled with him.

The main criticism of Hill is that he’s shooting under 32 percent from 3 on solid volume, but he did shoot 35 percent on three attempts in his last 13 games before missing the final nine before the break. If he can come back and shoot around 35 percent like he was in those 13 games, he becomes so much more valuable.

The Bucks consistently crush opponents in Hill’s minutes. His +14.2 net rating is the highest of any player who has played at least 20 games. Sure, that’s not purely because of Hill, but even with his poor shooting, they still dominated teams with Hill on the floor.

Hill is a classic example of a very good connector that may not start or finish possessions, but he has a great feel for both sides of the floor and doesn’t make mistakes. Head coach Mike Budenholzer obviously has a lot of trust in Hill and it is validated when they win his minutes all the damn time.

Now, if Hill can’t get healthy, then bringing in Goran Dragic makes a ton of sense. Hell, with all of the injuries they’ve had to deal with, bringing in Dragic anyway is a good idea and figuring out the fit and rotations later.

I’m a bit worried about Hill’s health and the lack of updates we’ve received in regards to a timeline for his return and with how aggressively the Bucks are supposedly pursuing Dragic only adds to my worry.

When (or if) Hill returns and if he can shoot it at an acceptable rate, he’ll be a very valuable piece come playoff time especially when we all saw what the Bucks had to deal with their backup guards during the championship run.

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It should only give Bucks fans hope that these three guys have been a bit underwhelming to a degree and the team is right in the thick of it at the top of the Eastern Conference with a chance to go on a run to snag a top-three seed.