ST. FRANCIS, Wis. For a team that wanted to proveitself defensively, two notable question marks stood out on that side of the ball heading into Tuesday's preseason opener with Cleveland.
Could Brandon Jennings improve defensively? And could Tobias Harris do the same?
With Harris getting the nod in the starting lineup and Jennings looking to take the next step in his career this season, the stakes are high for both to improve as soon as possible. And against the Cavs, Bucks coach Scott Skiles said both of them had certainly shown a degree of improvement on that side of the ball.
"I thought Brandon was good defensively. I thought Brandon and Monta (Ellis) both were good defensively," Skiles said. "They know that with most teams kind of where it starts is out in front, and they both have tough covers every single night. I thought both guys were aggressive defensively, smart. We had a lot of deflections and steals but we weren't recklessly gambling all over the place or anything. An...