Milwaukee Bucks: Grading the full 2022-23 seasons of each player

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Milwaukee Bucks: Bobby Portis, Jevon Carter, Brook Lopez
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Bobby Portis: B+

There are so many players on the Bucks that you can attribute team success to, but Portis deserves every bit of that recognition. If we’re talking regular season, that is.

Portis has continued to excel as a scorer, often in that sixth-man role, that gives his ample opportunity to find his rhythm. Posting 14.1 points and 9.6 rebounds a night is impressive, but even more so considering he started just 22 of 70 games played.

After starting 59 games the prior season, it’s impressive to note that Portis’ numbers have stayed consistent after shifting to a bench role. An A- is a fair grade, and frankly, might be even too low.

However, Portis looked hesitant to be a scorer against Miami in the playoffs, and looked, frankly, disinterested when the Heat pulled away in the series. B+ feels appropriate for an impressive regular season that ended in disappointment.

Jevon Carter: B+

Jevon Carter is another guy that takes the majority of his shots from behind the 3-point line, only he does so as a point guard.

In my eyes, Carter is an optimal bench piece for a team that prides itself on defensive excellence. Carter started 39 games this season and continued to be a defensive pest on the perimeter.

The elite 42.1 percent 3-point percentage doesn’t hurt his case, either.

It’s upsetting to think that Carter may decline his player option this summer because he is the perfect guard to fill in minutes for this Bucks team. Carter would get an A- or above if he showed flashes of being a strong playmaker.

Now about the playoffs.

Carter was a non-factor in the playoffs and had nothing to say about Miami routing Milwaukee. He made just 4 appearances and played just over 12 minutes a night, largely due to Holiday’s spike in minutes. I refuse to blame Carter’s playoff disappearance on him, but rather the coaching decisions that failed to put fresh legs on the floor at the right times. Carter gets a B+.