Young Bucks Tracker: Jan. 7 edition

Bucks guard Brandon Knight averaged 22.3 points, 4.5 assists and 2.0 steals over the past week.

 

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 fifth edition of Young Bucks Tracker.

GIANNIS ANTETOKOUNMPO (age 20, second season)

Statistical averages, past week (season): 31.8 minutes (28.1), 13.0 points (12.1), 9.0 rebounds (6.3), 2.3 assists (2.1), 2.5 blocks (1.0), 0.5 steals (0.7), 48.8 FG% (50.3), 25.0 3PT% (20.0).

Advanced stats, season: 16.0 player efficiency rating (based on 15.0 league average), 56.3 true shooting percentage (accounting for free throws and 3-pointers), 19.0 usage rate (possessions used per 40 minutes).

"I was mad; I’m not going to lie. I thought he was going to lay it in. I didn’t know he was going to go so hard. Next time I’ll be waiting for him." — Antetokounmpo on Knicks forward Quincy Acy dunking on him during the Bucks’ Jan. 4 win in New York.

JOHN HENSON (age 24, third season)

Statistical averages, past week (season): 20.8 minutes (14.9), 9.3 points (5.6), 6.0 rebounds (3.6), 1.8 assists (0.8), 1.0 blocks (1.5), 0.0 steals (0.2), 58.6 FG% (58.1), 0.0 3PT% (0.0).

Advanced stats, season: 18.1 player efficiency rating (based on 15.0 league average), 60.3 true shooting percentage (accounting for free throws and 3-pointers), 15.4 usage rate (possessions used per 40 minutes).

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BRANDON KNIGHT (age 23, fourth season)

Statistical averages, past week (season): 33.5 minutes (32.3), 22.3 points (18.3), 3.0 rebounds (4.3), 4.5 assists (5.1), 0.5 blocks (0.1), 2.0 steals (1.4), 50.0 FG% (44.8), 36.0 3PT% (39.3).

Advanced stats, season: 18.7 player efficiency rating (based on 15.0 league average), 57.1 true shooting percentage (accounting for free throws and 3-pointers), 25.9 usage rate (possessions used per 40 minutes).

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

Statistical averages, past week (season): 15.3 minutes (15.5), 4.8 points (4.4), 2.0 rebounds (1.1), 3.8 assists (3.0), 0.0 blocks (0.0), 0.5 steals (0.7), 42.1 FG% (43.9), 0.0 3PT% (36.4).

Advanced stats, season: 11.6 player efficiency rating (based on 15.0 league average), 53.9 true shooting percentage (accounting for free throws and 3-pointers), 16.4 usage rate (possessions used per 40 minutes).

KHRIS MIDDLETON (age 23, third season)

Statistical averages, past week (season): 28.8 minutes (24.3), 10.3 points (9.7), 5.5 rebounds (3.8), 2.8 assists (1.5), 0.0 blocks (0.2), 2.3 steals (1.3), 41.1 FG% (43.5), 35.7 3PT% (39.4).

Advanced stats, season: 13.4 player efficiency rating (based on 15.0 league average), 53.6 true shooting percentage (accounting for free throws and 3-pointers), 17.8 usage rate (possessions used per 40 minutes).

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JOHNNY O’BRYANT (age 21, first season)

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Statistical averages, past week (season): 15.5 minutes (12.4), 3.8 points (4.1), 2.0 rebounds (1.5), 1.0 assists (0.6), 0.5 blocks (0.2), 0.3 steals (0.1), 23.8 FG% (39.1), 0.0 3PT% (0.0).

Advanced stats, season: 7.1 player efficiency rating (based on 15.0 league average), 42.4 true shooting percentage (accounting for free throws and 3-pointers), 17.7 usage rate (possessions used per 40 minutes).

Did not play due to injury or coach’s decision

DAMIEN INGLIS (age 19, first season)

Inglis had successful surgery on his fractured right ankle.

JABARI PARKER (age 19, first season)

NATE WOLTERS (age 23, second season)

Wolters played 16 minutes Dec. 31 against Cleveland and tallied four points on 2-of-3 shooting, three rebounds, one assist and one steal.

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