Welcome to the 2020-21 version of the Bucks Weekly Highlight. Every Thursday, we’ll observe the progress of the gamers who’re attempting to assist Milwaukee make a championship run and provides updates on different gamers from the earlier week.
That is the 13th version of the 2020-21 Bucks Weekly Highlight.
SPOTLIGHT ON …
Guard Jrue Vacation
The Milwaukee Bucks have their level guard place locked down for the close to future.
Vacation signed a four-year contract extension with the Bucks on Sunday value no less than $134 million if he opts in on the ultimate season of the deal.
“I’m a Buck for all times,” Vacation stated after inking his identify on the contract.
Vacation was the largest change to the Milwaukee roster over the offseason.
After the Bucks’ trio of Giannis Antetokounmpo, Eric Bledsoe and Khris Middleton fell wanting an NBA Finals look as soon as once more within the 2019-20 postseason, common supervisor Jon Horst needed to shake issues up. As a part of a four-team commerce, the Bucks despatched Bledsoe, George Hill, first-round choose R.J. Hampton and a pair of future first-round picks to usher in Vacation, the 29-year-old former All-Star.
His first season in Milwaukee has gone swimmingly. Vacation is averaging 17.Three factors, 5.Four assists and 4.5 rebounds per sport. With a league-leading common of 1.Eight steals per contest, he’s a favourite to be named to the All-NBA Defensive staff — an honor he’s taken house twice earlier than (2017-18, 2018-19).
And he’s solely getting higher as he gels increasingly with the Bucks roster.
Vacation has two double-double efforts in his final three video games, and he went off for 29 factors — his second-biggest scoring outburst of the season — Tuesday, two days after signing the extension.
Over his final 10 video games, Vacation is capturing 58.2% from the ground and 48.2% from 3-point vary. In that span, he’s averaging 23.Four factors and 6.9 assists per contest.
That’s Vacation being Vacation. Or, ought to we are saying, Massive Cash.
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— With 13 factors and 13 rebounds within the loss to Golden State on Tuesday, Bobby Portis notched his sixth double-double of the season.
— If it looks as if you’ve watched extra of Thanasis Antetokounmpo lately, it’s as a result of, effectively, you might have. During the last 9 video games, the elder Antetokounmpo is averaging 7.Four factors and three.6 rebounds in 15.Three minutes per sport. Over the earlier 29 contests he appeared in, Antetokounmpo was averaging simply over half the time on the ground (8.5 MPG) with 2.2 factors and a pair of.zero rebounds per sport.
— Milwaukee signed Jeff Teague final week to function a backup guard. To this point, so good. Teague scored simply 4 mixed factors over his first two outings in a Bucks uniform, however the 32-year-old went off for 15 factors on 5-of-7 capturing towards the Warriors on Tuesday.