The Bucks just couldn’t stay healthy before the All-Star Break and the result was a 21-34 record which has them in 3rd place in the Central Division, 17.5 games behind the Bulls. The Bucks are currently in 10th place in the Eastern Conference, but they are only 3.5 games behind the Pacers for the 8th spot. The Bucks will be starting out the second half relatively healthy so they could make a run for the playoffs.
Biggest Surprise: When the Bucks signed 34-year old point guard Earl Boykins, they weren’t expecting much. But the 5’5″, 133 pound Boykins has been solid whenever called upon by the Bucks so far this year. Boykins has played in 38 games (0 starts) for the Bucks so far this year and he is averaging 17.1 minutes, 8.3 points, 1.2 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game. Boykins’ P.T. will likely be cut the rest of the way because Brandon Jennings is back healthy, but he has proven that he has a lot left in the gas tank.
Biggest Disappointment: 31-year old shooting guard John Salmons was supposed to be one of the top offensive players on the Bucks this season but he has been shooting way more than his fair share of bricks. Salmons has played in 46 games (43 starts) for the Bucks so far this year and he is averaging 34.5 minutes, 13.7 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game. Salmons is only shooting 39.1% from the floor and if that keeps up he could start losing P.T.