Welcome to the Brew Hoop Night Shift. Every evening at 9:00pm (central time), this all-purpose thread goes up, and the comments section is where it’s going down. What Bucks news did we not cover? What topics do you want to break down further? Or is there something non-Bucks that you want to bounce off of one another? Even something non-basketball? This is the place.
Tonight’s (on) topic: Crystal Basketball Grades
#CrystalBasketball grades for #FearTheDeer after the conclusion of the 2017-18 regular season:https://t.co/qjkPdeAkP2 pic.twitter.com/olHVLVmunW— NBA Math (@NBA_Math) April 12, 2018
So here is how NBA Math broke down the grades for each player on the Bucks roster, and which tiers they fit into. Here’s the breakdown in order of lowest grade to highest grade:
End of Bench Pieces
I’m most surprised that Sterling Brown ranked below Brandon Jennings on here and, of course, D.J. Wilson being the lowest ranked player on the roster is no surprise.
I’m moderately surprised that Zeller is below Maker in the grading. Zeller played in 66 games total (24 for Milwaukee) whereas Maker played in 74 games. Maybe those games swung the difference enough for Thon.
Having two starters in the “High-End Backup” category probably isn’t the greatest feature of the Bucks lineup.
These two make sense here, but I’m surprised that Parker edged out Brogdon in the grading.
Yep, everything is kosher here. Despite both being frustrating players, they are quality players to have in the lineup.
Lesser MVP Candidates
How do we feel about NBA Math’s grading? Accurate or inaccurate?
Tonight’s (off) topic: Most Sour Warhead Flavor
Personally, I think the Blue Raspberry flavor is the most sour, but I know there are arguments to be made for the Lemon flavor, obviously. So I’ll leave it to y’all: which is the most sour warhead flavor?
Most Sour Warhead Flavor
This poll is closed
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