Young Bucks Tracker: Feb. 4 edition

BY foxsports • February 4, 2016

With two-thirds of the roster born after 1990, the Milwaukee Bucks are a young, growing team. Every Thursday for the rest of the season, FOX Sports Wisconsin will take a closer look at the players that are 25 years old and younger (for the most part, those still in their first four NBA seasons), measuring, highlighting and evaluating their progress.

This is the 12th edition of the 2015-16 Young Bucks Tracker.

A glossary of the advanced statistics used for season totals:

PER -- Player Efficiency Rating: A measure of per-minute production standardized such that the league average is 15.

TS% -- True Shooting Percentage: A measure of shooting efficiency that takes into account 2-point field goals, 3-point field goals, and free throws.

USG% -- Usage Percentage: An estimate of the percentage of team plays used by a player while he was on the floor.

ORtg -- Offensive Rating: An estimate of points produced per 100 possessions.

DRtg -- Defensive Rating: An estimate of points allowed per 100 possessions.

VORP -- Value over Replacement Player: A box score estimate of the points per 100 TEAM possessions that a player contributed above a replacement-level (-2.0) player, translated to an average team and prorated to an 82-game season.

GIANNIS ANTETOKOUNMPO (Age 21, third season)

Statistical season averages (last week): 15.9 points (17.8), 7.1 rebounds (6.0), 2.8 assists (3.8), 1.0 steals (1.8), 1.1 blocks (0.8), 34.6 minutes (39.0), 50.9 FG% (48.1), 22.6 3PT% (20.0).

Advanced stats, season: 16.7 PER, 57.1 percent TS%, 21.5 percent USG%, 106 ORtg, 108 DRtg, 1.0 VORP.

Notable: After a slow start to the week (7 points at Memphis), Antetokounmpo rebounded with games with 28, 17 and 19 points. Against Miami, he played an incredible 46:13,  which is the most minutes Antetokounmpo has ever played in a non-overtime game -- and it was the second game of a back-to-back on top of it.

MICHAEL CARTER-WILLIAMS (Age 24, third season)

Statistical season averages (last week): 10.3 points (9.8), 5.0 rebounds (6.3), 5.6 assists (5.5), 1.5 steals (0.8), 0.7 blocks (0.3), 30.7 minutes (28.3), 45.3 FG% (53.6), 31.7 3PT% (20.0).

Advanced stats, season: 14.7 PER, 50.0 percent TS%, 21.1 percent USG%, 97 ORtg, 107 DRtg, 0.6 VORP.

Notable: Another up-and-down week for Carter-Williams. The up: He was second on the team in rebounds last week and had a season-high 13 assists (to go with 18 points) at Sacramento. The down: had two single-digit scoring games, including 2 points on 1-of-4 shooting at Portland. MCW played over 28 minutes just once in four games (Kings) as his playing time also remains somewhat of a roller coaster.

TYLER ENNIS (Age 21, second season)

Statistical season averages (last week): 2.7 points (1.3), 1.0 rebounds (1.7), 1.0 assists (1.0), 0.2 steals (0.0), 0.0 blocks (0.0), 8.7 minutes (4.7), 40.0 FG% (33.3), 28.6 3PT% (0.0).

Advanced stats, season: 7.2 PER, 46.4 percent TS%, 17.9 percent USG%, 91 ORtg, 113 DRtg, -0.3 VORP.

Notable: More garbage-time minutes for Ennis, who appeared in three games last week. He took a shot in only one game, though, and had three assists with two turnovers.

JOHN HENSON (Age 25, fourth season)

Statistical season averages (last week): 6.8 points (n/a), 3.9 rebounds (n/a), 1.0 assists (n/a), 0.3 steals (n/a), 2.0 blocks (n/a), 16.7 minutes (n/a), 59.1 FG% (n/a), n/a 3PT% (n/a).

Advanced stats, season: 18.8 PER, 59.4 percent TS%, 18.5 percent USG%, 109 ORtg, 105 DRtg, 0.7 VORP.

Notable: A lower back injury forced Henson to miss all four games last week. 

DAMIEN INGLIS (Age 20, first season)

Notable: For whatever reason, Inglis' playing time took a hit last week for the NBDL's Westchester Knicks. He played in a combined 30 minutes over two games, scoring just 13 points on 5-of-16 shooting.

KHRIS MIDDLETON (Age 24, fourth season)

Statistical season averages (last week): 17.6 points (14.8), 3.7 rebounds (5.0), 3.9 assists (2.8), 1.2 steals (2.8), 0.2 blocks (0.0), 36.0 minutes (35.8), 42.9 FG% (29.6), 41.2 3PT% (26.3).

Advanced stats, season: 15.9 PER, 55.1 percent TS%, 22.5 percent USG%, 109 ORtg, 112 DRtg, 0.8 VORP.

Notable: Is it a slump, the minutes piling up or getting more attention from opponents? Whatever the reason, Khris Middleton had perhaps his worst week of the season, making just 21 of 71 shots. Middleton had only nine points against Miami, breaking a streak of 23 straight games with double digits.

JOHNNY O'BRYANT (Age 22, second season)

Statistical season averages (last week): 3.3 points (0.7), 2.9 rebounds (1.3), 0.6 assists (0.7), 0.3 steals (0.0), 0.2 blocks (0.0), 14.3 minutes (9.7), 41.7 FG% (12.5), 1.000 3PT% (n/a).

Advanced stats, season: 7.9 PER, 44.9 percent TS%, 13.5 percent USG%, 97 ORtg, 111 DRtg, -0.5 VORP.

Notable: Last week we noted how O'Bryant's playing time took a bit of hit upon Jason Kidd's return. Well, after playing nearly 20 minutes against Memphis in the very next game, O'Bryant quickly became an afterthought, with a DNP and two games of mop-up duty.

JABARI PARKER (Age 20, second season)

Statistical season averages (last week): 11.4 points (11.5), 4.6 rebounds (5.3), 1.4 assists (1.0), 0.8 steals (1.3), 0.4 blocks (0.5), 28.2 minutes (34.5), 49.2 FG% (54.1), 0.0 3PT% (0.0).

Advanced stats, season: 14.3 PER, 53.1 percent TS%, 18.7 percent USG%, 107 ORtg, 111 DRtg, -0.2 VORP.

Notable: The points might not always be there (7 at Memphis and 6 at Portland), but Parker's shooting touch is remaining fairly consistent. This is the third straight Young Bucks Tracker in which Parker shot over 50 percent for the week. Parker's rebounding is picking up as well; he had 8 against the Grizzlies and 7 vs. Sacramento.

RASHAD VAUGHN (Age 19, first season)

Statistical season averages (last week): 2.6 points (5.8), 1.2 rebounds (1.3), 0.4 assists (0.3), 0.3 steals (0.8), 0.2 blocks (0.3), 11.7 minutes (17.0), 31.5 FG% (42.9), 34.8 3PT% (33.3).

Advanced stats, season: 4.7 PER, 42.8 percent TS%, 13.3 percent USG%, 85 ORtg, 112 DRtg, -0.5 VORP.

Notable: Suddenly, Vaughn is back in the regular rotation. Kidd has shown confidence in the kid. After a dreadful game at Memphis in which Vaughn made just 1 of 7 shots -- and 0 of 5 of 3-pointers), Vaughn came back and made 6 of 10 shots (5 of 8 3-pointers) in the next two games. The label on Vaughn was he could shoot and it looks like he's finally got the confidence to keep doing just that, no matter the results.

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