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PODCAST: Bucks big men and young player development with Brett Koremenos, Part 3

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It’s Friday, which means we’re here with the third and final segment of our discussion with RealGM’s Brett Koremenos. After focusing on the Bucks’ offensive philosophy and growth of Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker in parts one and two (see below), we wrap things up today with a deeper look at the Bucks’ crowded big man rotation as well as what youngsters Thon Maker, Rashad Vaughn, Malcolm Brogdon and Tyler Enniswill need to do establish themselves as long-term NBA rotation players.

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Among the topics:

  • Despite his obvious limitations, each of us prefers Miles Plumlee as the Bucks’ starter. But do his poor defensive metrics suggest a clear ceiling for how good the Bucks can be defensively?
  • John Henson’s struggle to find consistent rotation minutes seems to be a perennial topic in Milwaukee, and the Bucks’ inability to move Greg Monroe won’t do anything to help. Could this be the year that Henson is moved — or finally finds his niche?
  • Maker, Vaughn, Brogdon and Ennis all have a shot at rotation minutes next year — or each of them could be complete non-factors. While all of them will remain young and cheap for the next couple seasons, you can bet the Bucks will want to see very tangible improvements from Ennis and Vaughn sooner rather than later.

Once again, a big thanks to Brett for lending us his perspective and be sure to check out all of his writing at RealGM.