If the Milwaukee Bucks haven't driven you crazy at some point during the first five games of the 2013-14 NBA season, you probably haven't been watching closely enough. Nate Wolters and Zaza Pachulia have been pleasant surprises, but uneven play from Larry Sanders, O.J. Mayo, Gary Neal and the rest of the starters has caused more than a few problems for Larry Drew and his coaching staff. The best way to describe the team right now is to say that they're unconvincing. Whether it's the offense, defense, effort, execution, or approach, there always seems to be something a bit off. Injuries have cut into the depth of the squad, so things may get better when everyone is available again, but for now it's hard to say anything definitive about the Bucks.
How closely have you been watching this year? Take a 10-question quiz to see how much you know about the team.
(1) Who are the five highest-paid players on the Bucks roster for the 2013-14 season?
- Monta Ellis
- Brandon Jennings
- O.J. Mayo
- Gary Neal
- Each of Milwaukee's first five opponents has a record under .500.
- None of Milwaukee's first five opponents own a positive point differential (pts/100 poss).
- The Bucks are dead last in the NBA in total rebounding percentage (the percentage of available rebounds a player or team collects while on the floor -- REB%).
(6) *Which Bucks player leads the NBA in field goal percentage (minimum 35 attempts)?
(7) *How many NBA players have a higher assist-to-turnover ratio than Nate Wolters?
(9) *Which Bucks player leads the team in minutes played?
(10) Try to match the following in-game Bucks point differentials -- initially listed in descending order -- with the corresponding game situation (1st Quarter, 2nd Quarter, 3rd Quarter, 4th Quarter, First Half, Second Half).
- +22.1 pts / 100 poss
- +20.6 pts / 100 poss
- +19.2 pts / 100 poss
- -23.7 pts / 100 poss
- -27.0 pts / 100 poss
- -30.2 pts / 100 poss
*Stats are current as of 3 p.m. on Nov. 10
**Statistical support for this article was provided by NBA.com/stats and Basketball-Reference.com