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Ellis played in the Bucks' final 21 games last season and went 12-9 during that time. Ellis and Jennings are similar players with similar builds who are averaging about the same number of points and assists for their career.
Ellis is 6’3’’ 185 pounds and averages 19.5 PPG and 4.5 APG.
Jennings is 6’1" 169 pounds who averages 16.8 PPG and 5.5 APG.
That same type of arrangement didn’t work in Golden State, leading to the trade of Monta Ellis a couple years after the team picked up Stephen Curry in the draft. But that doesn’t mean it won’t work for the Bucks. In fact, from what few conclusions we can draw from Milwaukee’s first couple regular-season games this year, Jennings is a better distributor when he plays with Ellis.
Milwaukee’s already 2-0 this season, and in both games, Brandon Jennings has put up double-doubles. With Elis on the floor alongside him, Jennings might just become the point guard the Bucks want: one who passes the ball.