I’m always curious to see what kind of shot profile a new coach emphasizes. Under Budenholzer, we knew exactly what to expect–a heavy dose of threes and shots at the rim. It turns out that the more things change, the more they stay the same.
Other than Budenholzer’s first year in 2018-19, the Bucks are taking more of their shots within four feet of the hoop or behind the arc than in any of the past five seasons (35 percent at the rim and 40.1 percent from the three-point line, according to Cleaning the Glass).
We already touched on their defensive shot profile a bit, where they allow the fewest shots at the rim. Most of the shots they do concede come from the mid-range, where they rank 28th. However, a high percentage of those come between 4-14 feet, which could be a product of that leaky perimeter defense.