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: The Other Bucks Awards
The Ringer came out with “The Other NBA Awards” so I will shamelessly co-opt this and give it a Bucks-centric spin.
The first award is the “Skeleton Key Award” and is given to the player who unlocks everything for his team.
It’s Giannis Antetokounmpo. It’s good to get the easy one out of the way early.
The second award is the “Most Washed Player” which is given to the player that is most washed.
I’m going to give this to Thon Maker even though he is just in his second year. Any kind of potential we all thought he had in the off-season has vanished. He had a pair of DNPs a month ago which helps Bucks fans relate to the coaches in not really trusting Maker as a capable NBA player.
The third award is the “Best Second-Banana Award” and is given to, you guessed it, the second best option on the roster.
Khris Middleton is squarely the number two option on the roster and is most deserving of this award. He has struggled from three-point range this year but is still managing to average 20 points a game. The mid-range jumpers are hopefully something that goes away in the future, but for this year, Khris was definitely the only player I felt comfortable with taking over a game if Giannis was out/ineffective.
The fourth award is the “Who the Heck is That Guy? Award” which is given to everyone’s favorite bit player.
This award goes to Sean Kilpatrick because he suited up for the Bucks in 23 games after getting waived by the Brooklyn Nets. During his stint in Milwaukee, Kilpatrick registered four points a game on just under 38 percent shooting from the floor. After being waived by the Bucks, Kilpatrick landed with the Los Angeles Clippers where he played just four games. He now dons a Chicago Bulls jersey and has been a fixture in their tanking rotation, averaging 22 minutes a night and scoring 13 points a game.
The fifth, and final, award is the “Most With Less Award” and I’m changing this one to mean the player who did the most with too little minutes.
Sterling Brown is the choice for this award. We got “Downtown” Sterling Brown, “Lockdown” Sterling Brown, “Throw it Down” Sterling Brown, and “Staredown” Sterling Brown. Brown has played in just 52 games this year and averaged four points in 14 minutes a game. In his limited action Brown became a certified MF-er and an easy fan favorite. We all need more Sterling Brown.
Tonight’s (off) topic: How Fast Can You Type?
I did an online typing test and got 63 word per minute. When I took a computer class my junior year of high school I was putting up numbers in the 70s. Old age is catching up to my not-so-nimble fingers.
How fast do y’all type?
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