Welcome to the 2018-2019 edition of the Young Bucks Tracker. Every Thursday we will follow either the progression of players who may be helping the Wisconsin Herd Bucks in the future, or a current member of the Milwaukee lineup. We will also be updating other young players from the previous week.
This is the 10th edition of the 2018-19 Young Bucks Tracker.
SPOTLIGHT ON …
Malcolm Brogdon Guard
The dollars of head coach Mike Budenholzer can shoot.
We know that.
Milwaukee has edged Houston in three attempts so far, and ranks fourth in terms of percentage of field goals per team.
The great veteran Brook Lopez was the most used player to illustrate this new reality: a player under 7 feet, with an average of almost seven-three per game is quite remarkable, but Brogdon is creating quietly a remarkable season.
The third-year goalkeeper scored 24 points, the season's highest, with an effective 9-for-12 shot in the Bucks' win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday.
Brogdon is a 46.9% professional shooter since his first two seasons with the Bucks. It does not get much more in the third year – 11.5 attempts per game, against 10.5 last year – but its percentages have improved in all areas.
He is currently on the verge of joining the elusive 50-40-90 club, a group of seven players who have completed a full season with 50% success, 40% of the arc and 90% of the foul line.
These players: Larry Bird, Mark Price, Reggie Miller, Steve Nash, Dirk Nowitzki, Kevin Durant and Steph Curry.
Maintaining this line for another 42 games is a difficult task, but at 52.1-42.9-98.7 after his attack on the Rockets, it seems feasible.
Brogdon was better on the field, but he was automatic at the free throw line.
Brogdon has scored six goals in six free-throw attempts against the Rockets and has only missed one free throw this season, Nov. 11.
– Thon Maker played only 2:50 against the Rockets, but played well against Utah on Monday, playing at 18:07 and scoring the highest score of the season with 15 points on 6 shots out of 8.
– Antetokounmpo had a 27-21-5 match against the Rockets. It's only the twentieth time a player has had at least 27 points, 21 rebounds and five assists in a match since 2000.
– Second-year forward D.J. Wilson missed the last two games of the Bucks because of a hip injury.
– Rookie Donte DiVincenzo missed his fourth consecutive game with an ankle injury.
– Second-year shooting guard Sterling Brown had 13 points, a high in the season, and scored three points three points against the Rockets.