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Milwaukee Bucks: What 5 Probable Starters MUST Work On
By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff..
PG: Brandon Knight- Becoming a True Point Guard
- Knight is a talented scorer and shooter and will become this team’s second or third offensive option, behind OJ Mayo and possibly, Ersan Ilyasova, but he must become a better distributor. After a season and a half as a point guard, the Pistons moved him to shooting guard, but he was drafted to be a point guard and still has the talent to become a very strong starting point guard in the NBA and a franchise point guard for Milwaukee. He only averaged 4 assists per game last season and averaged 2.7 turnovers and he must become better than that if he ever wants to be considered more than just a scoring guard, best suited coming off the bench and backing up both guard spots. He must also become a more willing passer, if he is to succeed. He needs to become a true point guard, to have the best chance at being the NBA player his talent su...
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( Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports)
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