Young Bucks Tracker: Jan. 28 edition

 

With two-thirds of the roster born after 1990, the Bucks are a young, growing team trying to develop an identity and a franchise that has to figure out which players have a future in Milwaukee. Every Wednesday for the rest of the season, FOX Sports Wisconsin’s James Carlton takes a closer look at the players that are still on their rookie contracts, measuring, highlighting and evaluating their progress.

This is the eighth edition of Young Bucks Tracker.

GIANNIS ANTETOKOUNMPO (age 20, second season)

Statistical averages, past week (season): 34.3 minutes (28.6), 9.0 points (11.4), 6.0 rebounds (6.1), 4.0 assists (2.3), 0.8 blocks (0.9), 1.8 steals (0.9), 46.7 FG% (49.5), 0.0 3PT% (18.5).

Advanced stats, season: 14.7 player efficiency rating (based on 15.0 league average), 55.1 true shooting percentage (accounting for free throws and 3-pointers), 18.5 usage rate (possessions used per 40 minutes).

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Quoted: "It is a nice award. Next year, I’m for sure going to be the first. I have to keep working. It doesn’t change anything." — Antetokounmpo on finishing second to Dario Saric in the voting for the FIBA European Young Player of the Year award.

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JOHN HENSON (age 24, third season)

Statistical averages, past week (season): 16.5 minutes (15.7), 8.0 points (6.1), 5.3 rebounds (3.8), 0.8 assists (0.9), 1.0 blocks (1.6), 0.5 steals (0.3), 68.4 FG% (58.1), 0.0 3PT% (0.0).

Advanced stats, season: 17.7 player efficiency rating (based on 15.0 league average), 60.4 true shooting percentage (accounting for free throws and 3-pointers), 16.6 usage rate (possessions used per 40 minutes).

BRANDON KNIGHT (age 23, fourth season)

Statistical averages, past week (season): 32.0 minutes (32.4), 14.3 points (18.3), 3.8 rebounds (4.2), 5.3 assists (5.1), 0.3 blocks (0.1), 1.5 steals (1.6), 35.8 FG% (44.7), 53.8 3PT% (40.0).

Advanced stats, season: 18.4 player efficiency rating (based on 15.0 league average), 56.0 true shooting percentage (accounting for free throws and 3-pointers), 25.9 usage rate (possessions used per 40 minutes).

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KHRIS MIDDLETON (age 23, third season)

Statistical averages, past week (season): 29.3 minutes (25.1), 15.3 points (10.1), 4.5 rebounds (4.0), 1.8 assists (1.7), 0.0 blocks (0.2), 1.5 steals (1.5), 68.4 FG% (44.4), 69.2 3PT% (40.9).

Advanced stats, season: 15.4 player efficiency rating (based on 15.0 league average), 57.2 true shooting percentage (accounting for free throws and 3-pointers), 17.1 usage rate (possessions used per 40 minutes).

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JOHNNY O’BRYANT (age 21, first season)

Statistical averages, past week (season): 15.5 minutes (12.3), 4.0 points (3.9), 4.0 rebounds (1.4), 0.5 assists (0.5), 0.0 blocks (0.3), 0.0 steals (0.1), 36.4 FG% (40.9), 0.0 3PT% (0.0).

Advanced stats, season: 5.4 player efficiency rating (based on 15.0 league average), 42.0 true shooting percentage (accounting for free throws and 3-pointers), 17.8 usage rate (possessions used per 40 minutes).

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Did not play due to injury

DAMIEN INGLIS (age 19, first season)

KENDALL MARSHALL (age 23, third season, *not on rookie contract)

JABARI PARKER (age 19, first season)

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