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Category: Bucks Player Features

Monta Ellis – Superhero Ball

Monta Ellis – Superhero Ball

| March 18, 2013 | 9 Replies

Share The skeptic in me finds things to worry about immediately in most every situation. This one was no different. Would Monta Ellis, he of the 25 point fourth quarter thanks in large part to a five for five effort from three, continue to think that taking five threes in a game is a good [...]

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Maybe Brandon Jennings is a great passer now … but let’s wait and see

Maybe Brandon Jennings is a great passer now … but let’s wait and see

| March 6, 2013 | 14 Replies

ShareAfter a following up a career best 19 assist game Saturday with a 17 assist game Monday, Brandon Jennings heads into the Milwaukee Bucks’ game against the Los Angeles Clippers Wednesday night as Milwaukee’s most favorite pass first point guard. One week after he was Milwaukee’s least favorite shoot first point guard. Which was one week [...]

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Larry Sanders reveals his shot-blocking secrets

Larry Sanders reveals his shot-blocking secrets

| March 1, 2013 | 5 Replies

ShareEverything in 2013 is MUST READ. Or THIS. There’s a lot of hype surrounding a lot of basketball blog posts. Some are worthy of that all capitalization consideration, while others are more hype and fancy words than substance. Matt Moore’s feature on Larry Sanders is no hype and all substance. Matt had the chance to [...]

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Larry Sanders with the impressive block and tap in

Larry Sanders with the impressive block and tap in

| February 28, 2013 | 9 Replies

Share David Thorpe from ESPN always commented on young players stringing together positive plays. I often remember reading him writing about how anyone could made one good play, but he liked to see young players string a number of them together. So it’s fun to see Larry Sanders doing that, and it’s been fun to [...]

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Larry Sanders is the best, according to science

Larry Sanders is the best, according to science

| February 25, 2013 | 11 Replies

ShareThe Sloan Sports Analytic conference starts at the end of this week, but the research papers the conference is centered around have already been released. The Dwight Effect: A New Ensemble of Interior Defense Analytics for the NBA, by Grantland’s Kirk Goldsberry and Eric Weiss, examines interior defense and prominently features Larry Sanders. The report analyzes [...]

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Myths and Truths around J.J. Redick to the Bucks

Myths and Truths around J.J. Redick to the Bucks

| February 22, 2013 | 18 Replies

ShareTypically I don’t love to give grades to moves that just happend. So I’m not in love with the idea of giving a grade to Milwaukee’s trade for J.J. Redick. But I did anyway on ESPN for a 5-on-5 that’s going to drop later today. Ultimately, the move will be judged as either a success [...]

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The unpredictable identity of the Milwaukee Bucks

The unpredictable identity of the Milwaukee Bucks

| February 11, 2013 | 6 Replies

ShareAfter a disappointing 105-100 loss to the Detroit Pistons on Saturday, Milwaukee Bucks guard Brandon Jennings made it clear that he’s willing to do whatever it takes the rest of the season for the Bucks to win. “From here on out, I’m just gonna be aggressive,” Jennings said. “If I gotta take 20, 30 shots to win [...]

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This is why Ersan Ilyasova doesn’t get more shots

This is why Ersan Ilyasova doesn’t get more shots

| February 8, 2013 | 16 Replies

ShareI’ve recently been complaining quite a bit about how many shots Ersan Ilyasova has been getting. He’s possibly the most efficient player on the Bucks and he’s been lights out from three over his past 30 games or so. Let’s break down Ilyasova’s season in smaller segments: So he’s been very good over the past [...]

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FINISH THEM – The Milwaukee Bucks and defensive possessions

FINISH THEM – The Milwaukee Bucks and defensive possessions

| February 4, 2013 | 3 Replies

Share Just pretend this guy is saying “them” instead of “him” – it’s fun. The Milwaukee Bucks have played 13 games under new Head Coach Jim Boylan. They’ve won eight and lost five. But he’s much less concerned about wins and losses. He’s concerned with how his team is actually playing. If they’re struggling badly [...]

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