Pat Connaughton: C+
Connaughton gets a C+ here, and it may appear harsh, considering he’s been a key piece to the Bucks’ success for five years.
However, the regular-season shooting percentages tell a rough tale here. Connaughton’s 3-point shooting dipped nearly six percent, and the same goes for his field-goal percentage.
This slowly lessened his impact on both ends of the court, and much of this can be attributed to the lack of a consistent role in the nightly rotation.
Connaughton’s production was saved in the postseason. In similar minutes, Pat shot the ball with confidence, scored with extreme efficiency, and looked like his capable self.
Even with a strong bounce-back playoff run, he can’t score higher than a C+ here with such monumental drops in efficiency throughout the season.
Joe Ingles: C+
Ingles would’ve scored somewhere in the B range for the season, but his injury-riddled past makes it difficult to do so.
In only 46 games played, Ingles scored just 6.9 points but did so on 40.9% shooting from the three-point line.
In my eyes, Ingles has taken over much of Pat Connaughton’s role as a spot-up shooter, only with a higher basketball IQ and strong court vision.
The playoff consistency was there, but his impact didn’t appear enough to make a difference. Although Ingles shot 50 percent from the 3-point line, the lack of playmaking contributions throughout the playoff round hurts his grade. C+ seems appropriate for his consistency but lack of high-impact play.