The Milwaukee Bucks are one of the best teams at getting to the hoop and finishing. Naturally, most of that distinction would come for a team who employs a stud like Giannis Antetokounmpo. However, Eric Bledsoe has shined around the basket as well.
Bledsoe has had great success this season by cutting down on his mid-range attempts and increasing his looks around the hoop. Only 19 percent of his shots come from mid-range (a career-low) which is down from 30 percent last season. Even better, 45 percent of his looks come at the rim where he’s finishing 73 percent of the time. Both the frequency and field goal percentage rank in the 95th percentile for point guards according to Cleaning the Glass.
Mike Budenholzer’s system has facilitated all of this, as it’s created a wide open floor to play with. Thanks to his combination of quickness and strength, Bledsoe has all the tools to thrive in this type of environment. Check out the video below to get a full breakdown on just how good Bledsoe has been this season when it comes to attacking the rim.