Starter: Eric Bledsoe
Second Unit: Matthew Dellavedova
Deep Bench: Brandon Jennings
Hype Man/Veteran Leader: Jason Terry
Traditionally, the point guard position has been the floor general of the team. They run the play, set up the scorers and occasionally take matters into their own hands. The Bucks, however, and their “Point Giannis” philosophy, play their point guards off the ball, which is where these four guys work best.
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After coming over in the blockbuster with the Phoenix Suns last year, Eric Bledsoe fit in well with the starters, showing explosiveness and an ability to take over when needed. He did struggle with inconsistency later in the year and didn’t shoot particularly well from three, but he is a good piece to have in the lineup.
Behind him, though, it gets a little bit dicier. Matthew Dellavedova has been the same pest he’s always been defensively and is a great teammate, but his scoring and shooting numbers have been in a steady decline since he was signed. He is a prime candidate for a trade to clear cap space.
Brandon Jennings might not be a Buck by the end of the month with a non-guaranteed contract. If the Bucks want to clear space, he could be the first casualty. But if he’s back, he’ll provide flashy playmaking and a swagger to the end of the bench.
And at the very end of the bench, we have Jason Terry. “Jet the Vet” as broadcaster Ted Davis calls him. He has been a valuable leader in the locker room and on the bench and could come back for another year.