Bucks are embarrassing themselves in Texas
If you go on databasebasketball.com and randomly look at player's careers, you will find that most players finish their careers with about the same FG% they post in their first season of extended minutes. There are very few exceptions. If you are a 43% shooter in your first long minute season, you will most likely end your career as a 43% shooter, +/-2%... at most.
My point is: offensive ability, by and large, remains constant, both individually, and by extension, collectively. So if a team suddenly shoots much better from the field or produces a significantly higher amount of points per possession -- as the Bucks last two opponents have -- its not because they all became better shooters, its almost certainly because the defense gave them significantly better looks than they're used to getting.
And when, at the very same time, the defense under suspicion allows its opponent to score significantly more points per possession than that defense has allowed to the rest of the teams on its schedule... well, that clinches the case. They dogged it. And that has happened twice on the Bucks' Texas road trip.
Two games, two piss poor efforts.
Is it too much to ask the Bucks to put out a consistent professional effort? These inconsistent efforts have been occuring now for the last three years. And the terrible Terrys are long gone. Is it time to rethink whether some of the core members of this team are "good enough"? Or am I just being a typical reactionary fan?