The Milwaukee Bucks need more bench scoring
The next thing the Bucks need to address is the fact that outside of Bobby Portis (who can still be hit or miss shooting-wise but gets buckets because of his elite rebounding), the bench is made up of nice quality role players. Yet, these role players all have shown signs of one thing: inconsistency.
New off-season acquisition Malik Beasley led all bench players in 3-pointers made last year, but in the Lakers’ last two playoff series, he only played a combined 25 minutes due to getting a cold shooting hand. Grayson Allen and Pat Connaughton, two Bucks’ mainstays, have been very well-known for their shooting slumps. Jae Crowder MAY return to his Phoenix form with a full season of play (only played in 23 games last season, including the playoffs) and likely a larger role under Griffin, but for someone entering their age-33 season, let’s not put all our eggs in one basket.
One player that COULD eliminate this need to make a trade is none other than rising sophomore MarJon Beauchamp, who has the frame and athleticism to step into more playing time and shots this coming season. So, look, the bottom line is that these guys can score. Still, what the Bucks need is CONSISTENT scoring. Someone that can stumble out of bed and drop 15 points nightly. Maybe the Bucks should pick the phone back up and call Danny Ainge and see what Collin Sexton is up to this offseason.