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The key players that the Milwaukee Bucks have built around thus far are simply not performing to the standard that they need to in order to win the Central Division.
Monta Ellis, as discussed before, has been far too inefficient over the entire season. He is shooting 40.1 percent from the field and 18.5 percent from beyond the arc. Still, Ellis is shooting the ball 18.1 times, including 3.6 three point shots, per game.
While he is scoring 18.7 points per game, shooting these horrible percentages will not lead to wins.
The same argument can be made against Jennings. While Brandon started off the season strong as far as assists, he has reverted more to a shoot first mentality over the last seven games.
After having at least seven assists in five of the first eight games, he has had just one such game over the last seven.
Even worse, Jennings has shot the ball 38.7 percent from the field in those games. Like Ellis, Jennings is averaging almost as many shots as he is points per game.
Finally, Ersan Ilyasova has been all but absent this season, averaging only 6.7 points and 4.8 rebounds while shooting 34.9 percent from the field.
The good news is that several players like Larry Sanders have stepped up, but the Milwaukee Bucks will lose too many games due to their star players that the division title will remain a pipe dream.