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Delly had a strange year, playing in by far the least games of his career (37). His 3-point percentage ticked up a bit from his career low 36.7% to 37.7%, albeit on the least attempts per game (2.1) of his short time in the NBA. Set to work in more of a truncated role when the season began, he was marginalized even further by the arrival of Eric Bledsoe. Thankfully, that seemed like it put him in his rightful position as a third guard. A third guard getting paid a boatload, but someone who could work exclusively off the ball rather than feeling like he needed to create.

That played out most significantly in crunch time, when Delly was relegated to just 28 minutes total in clutch situations as opposed to last year when he posted 108 minutes. He was also turning the ball over at his highest clip this season, despite smaller usage. His most meaningful attribute, probably defensive tenacity and the ability to fight through screens, was also redundant with Bledsoe’s ability to do so with superior athleticism and strength. Another piece that fell off a cliff in his limited court time was the patented Delly Floater, as he shot just 25% on shots within 3-10 feet after rocketing to 43% in that area last year. With Brogdon and Bledsoe shoring up point guard duties and Sterling Brown/ Tony Snell likely taking a larger backcourt role, it will be interesting to see how a new coaching staff handles Delly’s duties, who was considered a favorite of the previous regime.

Terry wasn’t the surprising plus-minus darling this year that he was last year, when the Bucks were +1.5 points per game with him on and the inverse (-1.5) with him off. The team was just 0.4 with him on and -0.5 with him off, so slightly above a wash. Still, his ball movement while on the court remains one of the reasons I think the coaching staff stuck with him so willingly this year. Terry’s team-low 10% usage remains a hallmark of that mentality, as the ball never sticks in his hands long before finding its way to the basket or another Bucks player. Hopefully, he imparted that sort of play style into some of the Bucks’ younger backcourt players.

Terry’s acumen gave the Bucks a jolt of veteran savvy and know-how, generally finding the right spots on the court to space the floor and slinking into the corners in transition. Defensively, he knows where to position his body for steals, 0.8 in just 16 minutes per game is fairly impressive, but he doesn’t have the speed to handle guys one-on-one anymore. In Milwaukee’s scheme he was able to float into passing lanes, but I’m not sure the Bucks need to keep him around and worry about hiding him defensively for long stretches of the game. JET’s run in Milwaukee has been fruitful, but it’s time to cede his playing time to the younger guys.

Adam: Terry remains a vexing player for me. On one hand, he garnered far too much run in the postseason and at regular intervals during the season. On the other, his unselfish play does seem to power a more generous style of side-to-side passing play by the Bucks that can open up the floor.

Kyle : The reliance on Terry is an indication both of the player and the roster. JET knows where he needs to be and what to do on offense which you can’t say about many of the players. But he is still a 40 year old who is trying to keep up with players half his age.

Greg: Props to JET for still lacing them up and carving out a role on a playoff team’s roster. Unfortunately for Milwaukee, Terry is not a player to build around due to his age, but his style of play is a good injection off the bench and he is a great teacher with aspirations of being a coach. If he comes back to Milwaukee next season, hopefully Delly can became a Jason Terry type player through osmosis or through the basketball the Monstars used to steal NBA players’ talent in Space Jam. Brandon Jennings

Brandon Jennings near triple-double debut provided a delightful bit of nostalgia for Bucks fans, but he was a non-factor in almost every game he played this season. Providing point guard depth in a pinch, Milwaukee’s coaching staff clearly didn’t think Xavier Munford wasn’t ready for prime time despite his star year in the G-League. Jennings did have a decent assist to turnover ratio this year (2.44), but that might’ve been his only appreciable positive attribute.

Milwaukee was -64 total with Jennings on the court this season in 205 minutes. Part of that had to do with him running primarily with bench crews, but there was a reason Jennings wasn’t even on an NBA team to start the year. His only flashes in the pan were with the combustible ingredients of tanking teams and poo-poo players aplenty. The only curiosity this year was the fact Milwaukee signing Jennings seemed to acknowledge that they made a mistake having Eric Bledsoe as their sole point guard for a month, but it still felt strange they didn’t just sign Jennings earlier then. BJ11’s return was fun, but his deficiencies offensively and particularly defensively can’t be overlooked.