Mike Budenholzer’s style of play has had the Bucks on a mission to add shooting this summer (and get the guys on the roster to improve their shooting from deep). The Bucks added Ersan Ilyasova and Brook Lopez, big men who can knock down threes, and they drafted a good shooter in Donte DiVincenzo out of Villanova. That’s in addition to guys like Tony Snell and Malcolm Brogdon on the roster who can knock down shots (you can bet Brogdon will take more threes now).
You can add Pat Connaughton to the list as well, reports Shams Charania of The Vertical at Yahoo Sports.
This is a solid pickup at a fair price, one that fits right in with Budenholzer’s desire to have guys who can shoot it. Connaughton took more than half his shots from three last season and hit 35.2 percent of them. He also can put the ball on the floor a little and is a good passer.
Connaughton carved out a nice role for himself off the bench in Portland last season, averaging 18 minutes a night. The Bucks are going to start Brogdon and Kris Middleton on the wings, Connaughton will be in the mix with Snell, DiVincenzo, and Sterling Brown to get minutes.