Young Bucks Tracker: Nov. 19 edition

BY foxsports • November 19, 2015

 

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 still in their first three NBA seasons, measuring, highlighting and evaluating their progress.

This is the second edition of the 2015-16 Young Bucks Tracker. Note: Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the next Bucks tracker will not appear until Dec. 3.

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 20, third season)

Statistical season averages (last week): 16.9 points (12.5), 7.0 rebounds (8.0), 2.6 assists (4.0), 1.0 steals (0.5), 1.1 blocks (2.0), 35.5 minutes (40.0), 48.9 FG% (29.0), 31.6 3PT% (0.0).

Advanced stats, season: 16.2 PER, 56.4 percent TS%, 23.2 percent USG%, 103 ORtg, 108 DRtg, 0.1 VORP.

Notable: It was a mixed bag for Antetokounmpo last week. Against Cleveland, he had 16 points and 11 rebounds -- his first double-double of the season -- and had a +/- of +3. But against Washington, he was a -19 and had but nine points and five rebounds and he shot poorly overall in both games. . But he had seven assists. Even when he has a rough game, there's always a bright spot, it seems.

MICHAEL CARTER-WILLIAMS (Age 24, third season)

Statistical season averages (last week): 13.3 points (14.5), 4.0 rebounds (3.0), 5.2 assists (2.0), 1.5 steals (1.0), 1.0 blocks (1.0), 31.2 minutes (31.0), 43.8 FG% (50.0), 33.3 3PT% (50.0).

Advanced stats, season: 15.4 PER, 53.3 percent TS%, 23.9 percent USG%, 96 ORtg, 107 DRtg, 0.0 VORP.

Notable: After missing five games, Carter-Williams came back with a bang -- and his shooting touch, making exactly half of his shots in both games last week.

TYLER ENNIS (Age 21, second season)

Statistical season averages (last week): 4.8 points (3.0), 1.5 rebounds (2.0), 1.5 assists (2.0), 0.3 steals (0.0), 0.0 blocks (0.0), 14.7 minutes (7.0), 45.8 FG% (0.0), 66.7 3PT% (n.a).

Advanced stats, season: 9.5 PER, 54.4 percent TS%, 17.6 percent USG%, 97 ORtg, 113 DRtg, -0.1 VORP.

Notable: After seeing at least 15 minutes off court action in four straight games, the point guard was inactive in Carter-Williams's return game then played just over 6 minutes in a blowout loss to Washington.

DAMIEN INGLIS (Age 20, first season)

Statistical season averages: 1.6 points, 1.6 rebounds, 0.4 assists, 0.4 steals, 0.0 blocks, 7.0 minutes, 25.0 FG%, 20.0 3PT%.

Advanced stats, season: 4.7 PER, 41.0 percent TS%, 16.8 percent USG%, 76 ORtg, 104 DRtg, 0.0 VORP.

Notable: Did not play last week and entering Thursday's game had missed three straight.

JOHNNY O'BRYANT (Age 22, second season)

Statistical season averages (last week): 4.7 points (0.0), 3.9 rebounds (2.5), 0.9 assists (0.5), 0.2 steals (0.0), 0.4 blocks (0-0), 19.0 minutes (14.5), 44.2 FG% (0.0), n/a 3PT% (n/a).

Advanced stats, season: 11.0 PER, 50.6 percent TS%, 12.2 percent USG%, 115 ORtg, 112 DRtg, 0.0 VORP.

Notable: The early season offensive spark took only three shots in two games. With Jabari Parker playing, he saw just under 5 minutes of time on the court. With Parker out, he played nearly 25 minutes.

JABARI PARKER (Age 20, second season)

Statistical season averages (last week): 7.2 points (12.0), 3.6 rebounds (3.0), 0.8 assists (1.0), 0.4 steals (0.0), 0.0 blocks (0.0), 22.4 minutes (30.0), 48.6 FG% (50.0), n/a 3PT% (n/a).

Advanced stats, season: 10.9 PER, 49.6 percent TS%, 16.2 percent USG%, 100 ORtg, 112 DRtg, -0.1 VORP.

Notable: Parker played a season-high 30 minutes against the Cavaliers but then it was announced he'd miss the road trip due to a foot injury. However, Parker returned to the team after missing just one game and was expected to play in Thursday's game at Cleveland.

RASHAD VAUGHN (Age 19, first season)

Statistical season averages (last week): 3.3 points (5.0), 0.6 rebounds (0.0), 0.0 assists (0.0), 0.0 steals, 0.1 blocks (0.0), 8.9 minutes (11.0), 40.0 FG% (25.0), 50.0 3PT% (50.0).

Advanced stats, season: 7.4 PER, 55.1 percent TS%, 18.5 percent USG%, 93 ORtg, 117 DRtg, -0.1 VORP.

Notable: After not playing in the double-OT win over Cleveland, the rookie got some time in the lopsided loss at Washington -- his third-highest minutes of the season and most since Nov. 4.



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