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Brew Hoop Season Review: Tyler Ennis, Damien Inglis, and Johnny O'Bryant

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The Brew Hoop staff reviews the Milwaukee Bucks' 2015-16 season! As the kids say, we're starting from the bottom (of the roster), and turning our attention to backup point guard Tyler Ennis, lovable ne'er-do-well Johnny O'Bryant, and whatever the heck Damien Inglis is.

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At long last, the first real installment of the Brew Hoop staff season review is here! For anybody new to the party, check out the introduction to see what this is, why we're doing it, and what those danged grades actually mean.

We focus first on the fringe of the roster, and are discussing Tyler Ennis, Johnny O'Bryant, and Damien Inglis. None of this trio had a significant impact last year, and none figure to be a major piece as soon as next year, but there's always a chance of something working out later. Maybe Ennis becomes the low-turnover game manager everyone thinks he can be, or JOB figures out how to use his massive frame to make space near the basket. Or maybe they don't, who knows?

Without further ado, lets dive in:

Tyler Ennis

Statistical Recap:

Tyler Ennis

MP/G

FG/G

FGA/G

FG%

3P/G

3PA/G

3P%

2P/G

2PA/G

2P%

FT/G

FTA/G

FT%

ORB/G

DRB/G

TRB/G

AST/G

STL/G

BLK/G

TOV/G

PF/G

PTS/G

PER GAME

14.2

1.8

4.1

0.449

0.3

0.8

0.333

1.5

3.2

0.48

0.5

0.7

0.735

0.3

1.3

1.6

2.1

0.5

0

1

1.4

4.5

PER 36

MP

FG/36

FGA/36

3P/36

3PA/36

2P/36

2PA/36

FT/36

FTA/36

ORB/36

DRB/36

TRB/36

AST/36

STL/36

BLK/36

TOV/36

PF/36

PTS/36

654

4.6

10.3

0.7

2.1

3.9

8.1

1.4

1.9

0.7

3.4

4.1

5.2

1.4

0.1

2.5

3.5

11.3

ADVANCED

G

PER

eFG%

TS%

3PAr

FTr

ORB%

DRB%

TRB%

AST%

STL%

BLK%

TOV%

OWS

DWS

WS

WS/48

OBPM

DBPM

BPM

VORP

USG%

46

10.7

0.484

0.51

0.209

0.182

2.3

10.7

6.6

21.9

1.9

0.1

18.6

0.1

0.3

0.4

0.03

-2.4

-2.3

-4.8

-0.5

17.1

Synopsis:

Ennis had a short stretch at the beginning of the season where he saw the floor, but otherwise was firmly affixed to the bench for the majority of the season, up until mid-March, when the team was pretty decisively outside of any playoff conversation. In April, he averaged 30+ mpg, the most he's played in such a stretch, and performed pretty well overall (relative to expectations).

Ennis is a caretaker PG, one who works to make smart decisions and avoid getting stuck in bad situations. In this role, as a backup guard, he should be able to continue to carve out a role in the NBA, especially if he can improve his shooting.

Brew Hoop Staff Grades:

Offense Defense Improvement Fit Going Forward Overall Season
4.83 4.67 6.50 6.17 5.33

Brett says: If we're assuming for this exercise that guys develop into useful players that use the skills they project to have, then yeah, I think he's a pretty good fit here -- maybe even a perfect off-ball PG that can provide a tad of playmaking when necessary and guard 1s.

Mitchell says: I thought that Ennis really came on in the later part of the year and showed his reliability. He's not going to challenge for a starting spot, and he certainly hasn't performed like an impact player, but he's the kind of guy you can trust on the lower part of a 15-man roster.

Johnny O'Bryant

Statistical Recap:

Johnny O'Bryant

MP/G

FG/G

FGA/G

FG%

3P/G

3PA/G

3P%

2P/G

2PA/G

2P%

FT/G

FTA/G

FT%

ORB/G

DRB/G

TRB/G

AST/G

STL/G

BLK/G

TOV/G

PF/G

PTS/G

PER GAME

13

1.3

3.2

0.411

0

0

1

1.3

3.2

0.409

0.4

0.6

0.675

1

1.7

2.7

0.5

0.3

0.1

0.5

1.5

3

PER 36

MP

FG/36

FGA/36

3P/36

3PA/36

2P/36

2PA/36

FT/36

FTA/36

ORB/36

DRB/36

TRB/36

AST/36

STL/36

BLK/36

TOV/36

PF/36

PTS/36

857

3.6

8.8

0

0

3.6

8.7

1.1

1.7

2.7

4.7

7.4

1.3

0.8

0.3

1.3

4.2

8.4

ADVANCED

G

PER

eFG%

TS%

3PAr

FTr

ORB%

DRB%

TRB%

AST%

STL%

BLK%

TOV%

OWS

DWS

WS

WS/48

OBPM

DBPM

BPM

VORP

USG%

66

7.4

0.414

0.441

0.005

0.191

8.7

14.7

11.7

5.4

1.1

0.8

12

-0.2

0.4

0.3

0.014

-4.3

-1.7

-6

-0.9

13.5

Synopsis:

JOB played a fair amount for the first half of the season; with former Buck Chris Copeland being largely ineffective and Jabari Parker still working his way back to full-time status, O'Bryant was heavily featured in the forward rotation. And, much to everyone's delight, he wasn't that bad! Sure, he managed to fumble the ball away on a rebound regularly, or misfire on one-too-many of his silky-smooth midrange jumpers, but JOB played hard.

As a big-bodied PF with a jump shot, JOB should have a place in the league. Of course, that place might be short-lived because of just how bad JOB was for his first two years. He has a lot to figure out if he wants to hang around on this roster, and even then he'll top out as a 4th or 5th big in the front court rotation.

Brew Hoop Staff Results:

Offense Defense Improvement Fit Going Forward Overall Season
2.67 4.67 5.83 3.50 3.67

Brett says: I'm pretty sure if we were to do this a year ago, pretty much all of these numbers would be 0. So congrats, JOB!

Mitchell says: JOB is a big guy who can play, if he can get out of his own head. I swear, if he doesn't stop hanging his head after doing something good, I'm going to lose my mind.

Damien Inglis

Statistical Recap:

Damien Inglis

MP/G

FG/G

FGA/G

FG%

3P/G

3PA/G

3P%

2P/G

2PA/G

2P%

FT/G

FTA/G

FT%

ORB/G

DRB/G

TRB/G

AST/G

STL/G

BLK/G

TOV/G

PF/G

PTS/G

PER GAME

7.8

0.7

1.9

0.351

0.2

0.7

0.231

0.5

1.2

0.417

0.4

0.4

0.875

0.1

1.5

1.6

0.5

0.3

0.2

0.6

0.6

1.8

PER 36

MP

FG/36

FGA/36

3P/36

3PA/36

2P/36

2PA/36

FT/36

FTA/36

ORB/36

DRB/36

TRB/36

AST/36

STL/36

BLK/36

TOV/36

PF/36

PTS/36

156

3

8.5

0.7

3

2.3

5.5

1.6

1.8

0.5

6.7

7.2

2.3

1.4

0.7

2.5

2.5

8.3

ADVANCED

G

PER

eFG%

TS%

3PAr

FTr

ORB%

DRB%

TRB%

AST%

STL%

BLK%

TOV%

OWS

DWS

WS

WS/48

OBPM

DBPM

BPM

VORP

USG%

20

6.7

0.392

0.444

0.351

0.216

1.5

21.1

11.4

9

2

1.6

21.4

-0.2

0.2

-0.1

-0.024

-6.1

-0.3

-6.4

-0.2

14.9

Synopsis:

If you were going to try and build a player, he might look a lot like Inglis. He's big, he's strong, he's not explosive but fairly athletic, and can do a little bit of everything. After struggling to get his footing (pun not intended) during his rookie year and the following offseason, things were looking up for the toolsy forward.

They did not stay looking up; Inglis rarely saw the court, and failed to play well when he did. Still, people see him and think he could play like 2015-16 Draymond Green, but really he isn't even on the level of 2012-13 Draymond Green (who was pretty bad). Can Inglis improve even half as much in a shorter timeframe?

Brew Hoop Staff Results:

Offense Defense Improvement Fit Going Forward Overall Season
3.33 5.33 4.17 6.00 2.50

Mitchell says: I love his potential and how he fits with the Bucks, but is Damien Inglis even worth discussing anymore? Does he have a future in the NBA?

Eric B says: Inglis is in a weird spot. I think he may have been overhyped by some (I’m guilty) coming into the league based on physical attributes and DX videos. After an unimpressive "rookie" season that raised some questions, I think the criticisms and pessimism might be a little overcooked, too. It’s probably best to just to not worry about it and see what happens this summer.

Frank says: We still haven’t seen that much of him, so I think his age (he doesn’t turn 21 until later this month) and defensive potential alone makes him worth keeping around for at least another season. His combination of (surprisingly) quick feet and stout build could make him a very useful defender going forward, so for me the question is whether he can develop the jumper and offensive savvy needed to overcome his notable lack of explosion.

Brett says: The dude couldn't earn minutes over the likes of Chris Copeland and Johnny O'Bryant. Like, literally none until the last few weeks.

It might not be the most exciting trio of players, but everything has to start somewhere. Since all three are young, cheap, and can continue to grow, they should have a chance to at least stick around for another year to see what can be made of them. Only time will tell!

Disagree with any of our takes? Do you see a grade that just doesn't make sense to you? Leave it in the comments!