Milwaukee Bucks depth chart with Joe Ingles healthy

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Milwaukee Bucks depth chart: Shooting guard

When Khris Middleton returned to the starting lineup, Mike Budenholzer opted to keep the Milwaukee Bucks’ best traditional shooting guard, Grayson Allen as the starter and move Jevon Carter to the bench. Grayson Allen has had some ups and downs this season but overall has played well and has likely given the front office some second thoughts about trading him.

Grayson Allen in his last four games shot 17-for-28 from the field (61 percent) averaging just shy of 10 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game while turning the ball over just three times total. I still believe the Bucks could use Grayson Allen similarly to how the Jazz use Jordan Clarkson and it showed during their face off on Saturday. Both players scored 13 points, Grayson on 6-of-9 field goals, grabbed four rebounds, dished four assists, snagged a steal and only turned the ball over once. Clarkson scored his 13 on 5-of-10 shooting, had just one rebound, three assists, also one steal plus three turnovers.

Behind Grayson Allen at shooting guard the Bucks have Pat Connaughton, who has improved over his last few games as well, his health and conditioning are beginning to reach mid-season form.

After that at shooting guard the Bucks use Wesley Matthews defensively and sometimes Jordan Nwora when guys are out or the Bucks have a big lead. Nwora is likely the player to see the biggest slash in playing time with Joe Ingles healthy.

The Bucks do also have AJ Green on a two-way contract at shooting guard.

All things considered, shooting guard might be the only position the Bucks could focus on searching for an upgrade in the trade market.

Milwaukee Bucks depth chart: Small Forward

By the end of the calendar year this position will probably be fully solidified, Khris Middleton is the Bucks starting small forward when healthy, he was listed out the last two games with knee soreness and is listed as doubtful for Wednesday in Cleveland. However, that doubtful designation does represent an upgrade from just being labeled out, so maybe Middleton returns to the lineup Friday in Brooklyn and then can play Sunday against the Celtics, a team in which he is part owner of, especially in the playoffs, which that game is likely to have an atmosphere of on Christmas.

After Khris Middleton the Milwaukee Bucks have a ton of options at small forward, they can and will use Pat Connaughton and Jordan Nwora, Budenholzer has started rookie MarJon Beauchamp, who in my opinion should be the backup small forward to Middleton, or can and will at times go massive and use Giannis Antetokounmpo and Joe Ingles when both Bobby Portis and Brook Lopez are on the floor.

Small forward is easily the Milwaukee Bucks’ most fluid, versatile position on the team with nearly two thirds of the lineup able to occupy the position depending on what lineups are on the floor.