3 things to watch as Milwaukee Bucks try to rebound vs Chicago Bulls

Mar 4, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
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Milwaukee Bucks: Jevon Carter, Chicago Bulls: Alex Caruso, DeMar DeRozan
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Will Mike Budenholzer shake up his guard rotation?

A big source of frustration for many in the last couple of games has been that Jevon Carter has seen a total of 24 seconds in playing time (in games where everyone actually plays) while George Hill has put up mediocre box scores.

It probably was even more frustrating for fans when Carter got to play nearly 30 minutes against the Los Angeles Clippers’ B-team and flourished with 18 points on 90 percent true shooting and eight assists.

I’m still an advocate of Hill being in the rotation because not everything can be shown on a box score, but Carter has played too well to be sitting on the bench every game.

Add in that they brought in another guard in Luca Vildoza and although he likely won’t push Hill (or Carter) for rotation minutes, it’s notable that they brought in another guard at all.

Carter played three minutes more than Hill in their last game against Chicago, but it seems as though head coach Mike Budenholzer is getting his optimal playoff rotation ready and it includes Hill but not Carter.

I’ve been a supporter of Budenholzer’s but I know that he can be a little… stubborn at times and does love his vets. Carter played well against the Bulls last time and is the ideal player to throw in this game to pressure their many guards and ball-handlers. This is sort of the last chance, to me, for Carter to get into the playoff rotation unless Hill really falters.