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No more Brandon Jennings, no more problem, right? Not so fast. Jennings' shooting inefficiencies are well-documented, but he was only a part of the problem for the Milwaukee Bucks.
Last season, the Bucks ranked 28th in the NBA with a field-goal percentage of 43.5 while they allowed opponents to hit on 45.4 percent of their shots. In addition, according to HoopData, the Bucks ranked 25th last season on shots between 10 and 15 feet, converting on 39.2 percent of such shots.
That's especially bad news because Milwaukee ranked 12th league-wide in attempts from that range. The Bucks also finished in the bottom 10 in field-goal percentage on shots between 16 and 23 feet (36.5).
So what's changed for the Bucks? Brandon Knight, who shoots 41 percent from the field for his career, has replaced Jennings, while O.J. Mayo is taking Monta Ellis' spot in the starting lineup.
Mayo represents an upgrade over Ellis, but only if he can replicate his production from last season. In his lone campaign with the Dallas Mavericks, Mayo shot 44.9 percent from the field and 40.9 percent from three (a career-high) en route to 15.3 points per game.