Point Guard: Eric Bledsoe
Last December, the Bucks completed an early-season trade with the Phoenix Suns in order to acquire point guard Eric Bledsoe. While Bledsoe is an above-average point guard, some of his shortcomings were exacerbated in Milwaukee.
He loves to have the ball in his hands and create instant offense for his team. While that is great and it led to a career-high true shooting percentage of 58.5 percent, it was also frustrating at times for Bucks’ fans. With Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton largely sharing the floor with Bledsoe, it’s a delicate balancing act of dispersing the shots around to each of the players.
His lack of effort on defense is the biggest concern. He was completely exposed in the first round of the playoffs against the Boston Celtics’ Terry Rozier. That name still probably gives Bledose nicknames. He has all the physical tools necessary to become a good defensive player, now he just needs to hone in on the mental aspect.
Overall, Bledsoe is a nice player and the most-talented point guard on the roster. Even with his limitations, he still does enough things well. He won’t have much competition for his starting spot given the other options on the table.