3 adjustments needed for the Bucks in Game 5 to stave off elimination

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Milwaukee Bucks: Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Goran Dragic, Miami Heat: Duncan Robinson
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3- Give Goran Dragic some minutes

Since signing with the Bucks on March 4, Dragic has only played in eight games for the Bucks.

The signing of Dragic was meant to bolster our depth at backup point guard. Instead, he hasn’t played with Budenholzer opting to go with Jevon Carter, who played in 81 games in the regular season but hasn’t provided anything this postseason. If the postseason is about matchups and feel why doesn’t Budenholzer play Dragic for 15-20 minutes? If Milwaukee is going to advance, they are going to need a capable veteran backup point guard, and Dragic would provide that steadiness and consistency to help Milwaukee advance.

Asking Jrue Holiday to play 41 minutes isn’t ideal, as Holiday has only played one game this season over 40 plus minutes (43 minutes against Boston in overtime on February 14.) Milwaukee had a backup point guard to take the pressure off Holiday would help this team in the long run.

With the criticism last year of Milwaukee playing George Hill over Jevon Carter in the backup point guard spot, now they don’t have a guy to backup Holiday so he doesn’t have to log heavy minutes.

During the regular season, pundits talked about how great the depth in Milwaukee is, and yet with Budenholzer only playing three guys off the bench in Monday’s game, that depth that seemed so plentiful in the regular season is nonexistent in the playoffs.

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It’ll be interesting to see if the Bucks make these adjustments for Wednesday’s matchup and live to see Game 5.