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Milwaukee

Bucks

Central

2011-12 Team Rating
OffenseDefense
99.8101.9
16th Overall19th Overall
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Stats through Feb. 16

W

12

L

17

PCT

.414

GB

11

CONF

8-8

DIV

3-3

HOME

7-7

ROAD

5-10

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Category

Grade
FrnCourt
Losing Andrew Bogut -- again -- had these guys headed down as in "D," but Ersan Ilyasova and Drew Gooden have had their moments. Then there's Stephen Jackson...

C-

BckCourt
Brandon Jennings had earned consideration as an All-Star reserve through January but has tailed off. Shaun Livingston has been successful just saying healthy. Nice add: Beno Udrih.

B-

Defense
No wonder coach Scott Skiles has a man-crush on Luc Richard Mbah a Moute -- he's the only Bucks player with a defensive spirit. Or would that be pulse? Bucks' defensive rating has plummeted.

D

Bench
Mike Dunleavy, rookie Jon Leuer, Udrih and Ilyasova provide depth, even though it gets thinned when starting jobs have to be plugged.

C

Coaching
Still love seeing what Skiles will draw up in late-game situations and out of timeouts. But rotations have baffled some players and defensive edge is lacking.

C-

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C-

Summary

This is a lot like last year, only different, when you factor in Andrew Bogut's absence and a roster that is a collection of pieces more than any sort of whole. It's as if Skiles is working with a one-armed bandit of team -- he pulls the handle and waits to find out which three guys line up on any given night. Lot of lemons so far -- except against Miami.

Jennings seems to be almost raising himself, finding improvement early but dropping off, then talking a little crazy (about market size, about his effort recently). You'd expect the point guard in Skiles to work out these kinks -- and the defender in him to rail about the slippage on that end of the floor.

-- Steve Aschburner

Explanation of Marking System

  • A - Superior
  • B - Above Average
  • C - Average
  • D - Below Average
  • F - Failing
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