Jabari has been dunking like its his job.
The biggest story line of the last two weeks has been Kidd’s new starting lineup. They have gone 3-1 with Miles
Plumlee and O.J. Mayo taking the spots and roles of Michael Carter-Williams and Greg Monroe. I recently wrote a piece theorizing that the Greg Monroe post-em up slow it down type center may not be the best for the Bucks, which you can find here. I theorized that Henson’s low usage would fit better, but Miles Plumlee has provided a good facsimile of what I desired.
Jabari Parker has been going bonkers since the break scoring 25.5 points per game since the all-star break showcasing the star potential that made him so highly valued in pre-draft circles. He has been making really good cuts to the rim and his teammates find him. In isolation he has been able to get his step back jumpers to fall on everyone.
John Henson continues to be out with a persisting back injury that is causing some concern in Bucks land. If the Bucks do look to move on from Monroe, Henson is the clear first option in the organization to replace him. Obviously it is not ideal for your starting center to develop back issues.
The Bucks waived Chris Copeland to clear space for WI native Steve Novak. Copeland was amidst a disappointing season where he failed to crack the rotation in over half of the Bucks contests. Novak will aim to surpass that, after having a mediocre season in OKC he gets a second opportunity on his college court.