Milwaukee offense was averagin...
Bucks 113, Raptors 107...
Raptors-Bucks, Box...
NBA Roundup: Friday's action...
ROSTER REPORT 2010-01-20...
NOTES, QUOTES 2010-01-20...
GETTING INSIDE 2010-01-20...
Raptors-Bucks Preview 2010-01-...
Stackhouse ready to play for B...
ROSTER REPORT 2010-01-19...
Web viewing of NBA games may s...
Bucks sign Francisco Elson...
How to determine schedule for ...
Bucks sign Luc Richard Mbah a ...
Bucks will sign Andrew Bogut t...
August 2017
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
Add to Google
Add to My Yahoo!
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Windows Live
News » Milwaukee Bucks Getting Inside 2009-11-17

Milwaukee Bucks Getting Inside 2009-11-17

Milwaukee Bucks Getting Inside 2009-11-17One of the biggest reasons why Brandon Jennings slipped in last June's NBA draft was his perceived inability to effectively shoot the ball.

Many NBA scouts, including some who scouted him while he played for Lottomatica Virtus Roma last season, had serious reservations about his perimeter game.

Those concerns were borne out during the preseason when Jennings shot a paltry 25 percent from 3-point range. Some Bucks officials, in fact, thought Jennings should refrain from taking a shot beyond the arc.

But Jennings, the 10th overall pick in the 2009 draft, has since spent considerable time with Bucks assistant coaches Kelvin Sampson and Adrian Griffin working on his shot.

Griffin said Jennings didn't have to make any radical changes -- during the draft, ESPN broadcaster Jay Bilas said Jennings' shot was broken -- but needed to make some minor adjustments. Griffin said Jennings' shot had been somewhat flat and often didn't get over the front of the rim.

That isn't the case anymore. Jennings has shot the ball extremely well from the outside during the Bucks' first seven regular-season games.

He entered Monday night's game against the Mavericks shooting a torrid .567 from 3-point range -- fourth best in the NBA. Jennings was 4-of-9 from 3-point range against the Mavericks.

MAVERICKS 115, BUCKS 113 (OT): The Bucks rallied from an 18-point deficit in the third quarter, only to see their efforts go for naught when Mavericks star forward Dirk Nowitzki made an 18-foot fallaway shot at the buzzer in overtime at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee. Bucks rookie Brandon Jennings, coming off a 55-point showing against the Warriors Saturday night, finished with 25 points, eight assists and seven rebounds. Jennings scored 11 points in the final 6:43 of regulation to send the game into overtime. The Bucks also got a 19-point, 12-rebound performance from backup forward Ersan Ilyasova.

Play Basketball Hot Streak and win prizes!

Author: Fox Sports
Author's Website:
Added: November 17, 2009


Copyright ©, Inc. All rights reserved 2018.