Found October 01, 2013 on Fox Sports Wisconsin:
ST. FRANCIS, Wis. -- The number was everywhere at the Cousins Center on Tuesday. From the front door to the practice gym, signs reading 43 percent hovered over the Milwaukee Bucks on their first day of practice. What does the number mean? Well, Bucks forward Caron Butler and center Zaza Pachulia tried to figure it out as soon as they arrived in the morning. Butler eventually had the right idea, as Bucks coach Larry Drew was trying to put the team's defensive field-goal percentage goal in the minds of the players right away. "I threw it out there and (Zaza) said, 'No, it would be closer to 38 or 39,' " Butler said. "That's a decent number and an obtainable number we can definitely achieve and reach." Last season, Milwaukee allowed opponents to shoot 45.4 percent from the field, which was 15th in the league. The only teams with a defensive field-goal percentage of 43 percent or lower last season were Indiana (42.0) and Oklahoma City (42.5). Dre...
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