Milwaukee Bucks 2022 NBA Draft Scouting Report: Dalen Terry

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Arizona Wildcats: Dalen Terry
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Milwaukee Bucks Draft Scouting Report: Dalen Terry – Weaknesses

Unproven Shot

Although it looks as though Terry’s shot will be fine in the NBA, it is unproven. His numbers have come on a pretty limited sample, as he only attempted 1.9 threes per game in college. His role at Arizona was more complementary, so it is hard to judge him as an overall shooter and scorer. The numbers also don’t stand out, and although they are fine, things don’t point to him being any type of special three-point shooter at the next level.

Perimeter Creation

Offensively, Terry is great at getting into the paint, creating for others, and he can spot up and hit some shots, but he doesn’t possess much of an ability to create his own shot on the perimeter. He did not play in isolation at all (again partially due to his role), and took a total of just 11 jumpers off the dribble last season. He struggles with his floater as well (26.7 percent) and it appears that overall his half court scoring is unproven and limited. There is very little he does that stands out as a scorer in the half court, so he may always be more of a complimentary piece who doesn’t score a lot.

Pick-and-Roll Scoring

This is another part of Dalen Terry’s offensive game that doesn’t seem to be there. Although he is awesome as a pick-and-roll passer, he ranked in just the 17th percentile as a pick-and-roll scorer. His limited ability to shoot off the dribble and his struggle shooting floaters definitely contributes a lot to this. Combining all of these weaknesses together, it is clear that Terry’s half court scoring ability is nothing special, and he is more of a playmaker and complementary player on offense. He shouldn’t be relied on to score in the half court consistently.