The first half of the 2013-14 campaign has been underwhelming for the Milwaukee Bucks, but it is still important to evaluate the squad’s essential contributors as a means of gauging hope for the future.
These player ratings are an independent assessment of each player and are based on their regular-season performance starting from the beginning of the year and continuing up to the intermission.
Growing pains were to be expected with this team, given the number of new faces that were added before the start of this season.
Talent turnover aside, the Bucks' 9-42 record going into All-Star weekend is a far cry from the 26-25 mark that they had at the same time last year.
Languishing at the bottom of the horrid East was probably the farthest thing from every fan’s mind when this incarnation of young talent and savvy veterans was assembled. Bad breaks and disappointing performances from would-be key players have put this franchise on the lowest rung of the lesser conference.
Surprises and disappointments continue to teem in Brew Town; here is how each vital Bucks player measures up at the break.
Note: Players will be listed in alphabetical order by last name. All statistics accurate as of February 11, 2014 via NBA.com.