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There are solid individual defenders on the Milwaukee Bucks squad.
Larry Sanders, Ekpe Udoh and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute lead the team as defensive stoppers.
Despite strong performances from these players, the Bucks do not have a true center on the team. They also are undersized at both starting backcourt positions.
When they are matched up against a team with a dominate center or big guards, the team struggles. To counteract this problem, the Bucks need to play to their strengths on the defensive end.
Between Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings the Bucks have arguably the quickest backcourt in the East. While they may get overpowered in one-on-one situations, they have the ability to play pass lanes and use their speed when playing zone defense.
Jennings and Ellis have the ability to fly all over the court if they are not tied to one player. The 2-3 zone would allow them to play the perimeter and create confusion for opposing offenses.
The 2-3 zone could also benefit the bigs for the Bucks. By allowing someone like Gooden to stay near the rim and not have to face-up defend a specific player, he has the ability to be in better positions to provide help-defense on slashing players.
The zone can get ripped apart by a hot shooting team from the perimeter. But this is not a full-time defense. Depending on matchups on the court, more zone defense can be effective.