3 Areas the Milwaukee Bucks improved this off-season, 1 that regressed

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An area the Milwaukee Bucks regressed in: Backup point guard

While the Milwaukee Bucks did get better this off-season, one major hole on the roster is the lack of a clear-cut backup point guard. Jevon Carter inked a deal with the Chicago Bulls, and the Bucks never replaced him. It’s been highlighted a bit that the Bucks have a few players who can handle the ball in this role, but there is no guarantee that they can be the clear-cut backup point guard.

The closest thing the team currently has to a pure backup point guard comes from two of their two-way slots in Lindell Wigginton and TyTy Washington. While both players could see time for the Bucks due to their need for more ball-handling, neither will likely have an overly prominent role. They could be used in spurts, but not consistently, like most two-way players.

Andre Jackson Jr. and Grayson Allen are likely going to take on some facilitating responsibilities for the Bucks. As mentioned with Jackson, that won’t be too much of a problem, but he may endure a few growing pains. Allen took strides as a facilitator last season, but he’s far from a natural point guard, so he won’t be relied on too heavily in that regard.

Ultimately, it’ll be interesting to see how the team goes about the loss of Jevon Carter and uses their backup ball-handler, whichever Milwaukee Buck it will be.

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