With two-thirds of the roster born in 1990 or later, 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 2nd edition of the 2016-17 Young Bucks Tracker.
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(A glossary of the advanced statistics used for season totals, which are from basketball-reference.com. can be found at the end of this article)
Notable: A couple of more near triple-doubles for Antetokounmpo (27 points, nine assists, seven rebounds and 17 points, eight assists and eight rebounds) preceded a game against Dallas in which foul trouble limited his production, posting season lows of 11 points, seven rebounds and two assists.
Notable: Brogdon continues to see decent playing time, with just over 24 minutes against Indiana and a hair under 27 minutes vs. Sacramento. Against the Pacers he had 12 points, five assists, three steals and no turnovers.
Notable: Parker’s week was highlighted by a 27-point, eight-rebound effort against Indiana, but he also made all eight of his free-throw attempts, including going 7 of 7 vs. Sacramento. Parker has scored in double figures in all seven games this season. He also scored in double figures in the last 11 games of last season. The combined 18 straight games is the longest of his career (he had a 16-game double-digit scoring streak last season).
Notable: It was a strange week for Vaughn. He barely got off the bench against Indiana and didn’t play at Dallas, but had 14 points — making 4 of 8 3-pointers — in nearly 25 minutes of play against Sacramento.
GLOSSARY OF TERMS
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.