Most important role players for the Milwaukee Bucks: A.J. Green
The role of “expert marksman” as a 3-point shooter is still pretty open on the Bucks’ roster.
When you look at the team from a glance, there isn’t anyone who stands out as a spot-up shooter who can be lethal in a drive-and-kick situation. Enter A.J. Green, who was a standout at Northern Iowa and has worked his way onto this Milwaukee Bucks team. He played in 35 games last year and shot 41.9 percent from deep, proving his value not only in a reserve role but also as a knockdown shooter.
Milwaukee finished ninth in the NBA in team 3-point shooting percentage, which is a slight improvement from where they finished in 2021-2022 when they finished 10th. Not to mention, it was clear that the Milwaukee Bucks thrived when knocking down threes, as they went 23-5 when shooting north of 40 percent from deep. But, the shooting came in waves and was never truly consistent like they would’ve liked it to be, especially down the stretch of the year. Having Green in the rotation on a regular basis would allow for that 3-point threat to exist and would spread the defense out even more to allow for driving lanes.
Green was also able to step up to the plate when his number was called upon last year. He logged 14 minutes against the Hornets on December 3 and scored an efficient eight points while knocking down two triples. He followed that up the next game with 10 minutes against the Magic and scored 12 points. Although it’s a small sample size, Green has shown the Milwaukee Bucks he can present a threat from deep who can not only help their overall 3-point shooting but open things up even more for other scorers on the floor.