3 players the Milwaukee Bucks need more from down the stretch

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Oct 31, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports /

#2 – The Milwaukee Bucks need more from Grayson Allen

Another example of someone who I wouldn’t say has been bad (for the most part), but it would certainly be nice if they could get more consistent production from Grayson Allen.

I realize that “more consistent production” is very vague and it’s definitely a relative term for the fifth-option on offense among the five starters, but there are some things I’d like to see more of down the stretch.

Some of those things don’t have much to do with Allen at all, it’s more on the coaching staff. Like having more plays designed to get Allen involved in more actions with Antetokounmpo, especially when one or two of the other members of the big three are out.

As you’d expect, Allen’s involvement in the offense drops off whenever all three of the Bucks’ best players are on the floor (despite lineups with those four being plus-13.2 in nearly 800 possessions) but we’ve seen that he’s more than a spot-up shooter when he’s been given chances to shine.

He’s been a good pull-up shooter on limited volume (56.9 percent effective field goal rate on 102 total pull-up attempts) and has been a solid rim finisher in his career (though it’s dipped slightly this season).

I’d like to see Allen be more aggressive looking for his shot down the stretch. He’s not a good enough defender to make up for his lack of involvement in the offense at times, so more shots would be nice (especially since they get nothing offensively from their bench).