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Nebraska Basketball

Not Much Being Taken Away by the Nebraska Defense Right Now

December 12, 2019

The Milwaukee Bucks did a new thing when transitioning from former head coach Jason Kidd to Mike Budenholzer: they started giving up a bunch of 3s. In terms of the percentage of shots against the Bucks’ defense, opponents were hoisting nearly 39% of all shots from beyond the arc, the highest mark in the NBA in 2018. A passive approach that featured drop coverage from the screen defender on the pick-and-roll and an emphasis on protecting the rim, it was a departure from the style of play a year prior when the Bucks allowed the ninth-lowest percentage of 3s.

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