3- Grayson Allen
This is one of those moves where I wouldn’t be too mad if it happened.
The premise of Grayson Allen is a guy who can hit threes, and play hard-nosed defense.
Former Head Coach Mike Budenholzer made his money on the offensive side of the ball by building teams that shot threes. New Head Coach Adrian Griffin made his money on the defensive side of the ball, as he and Nick Nurse constructed a defense that frustrated opponents night in and night out.
Milwaukee’s strategy of shooting threes works in the regular season, but there is a point where those threes stop falling in the postseason. Milwaukee has shown time and time again in the postseason that when the threes aren’t falling, and the defense can stop Giannis from getting downhill, they become one-dimensional.
Grayson Allen had a better postseason this past season than the one he had in the 2021-22 season, in which he shot 31 percent from the field and 20 percent from three. Allen, in the five games against Miami, averaged 11.6 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 1.8 assists on 46 percent shooting from the field, and 48 percent from three.
However, Milwaukee is too reliant on the three in the postseason, and as Jon Horst starts to reconstruct this roster, he should think about if wants to continue to be a 3-point shooting team or be a team who shoots more mid-range and shots from inside the paint.
If it’s the former, then Allen will likely be on his way out this offseason.
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