It is officially the 2018 NBA offseason after the Golden State Warriors swept the Cleveland Cavaliers in four games of the NBA Finals. Although lots of NBA fans were disappointed that Golden State continued its complete dominance this season, the end of the Finals means that the Milwaukee Bucks are one day closer to coming back for the new season.
The Middle of the Pack:
With all of that being said, we’re continuing our list of most impactful players for the Bucks this past season. Coming in at No. 8, it’s Tony Snell. A player that didn’t make too much of a difference last season. Snell was nothing too impressive in the NBA. Although Snell showed flashes of shooting brilliance, his overall potential wasn’t displayed enough.
That’s not necessarily his fault. With a head coaching change in the middle of the season, it wasn’t easy for some players to adjust to the switch. Snell seemed to be one of those players. He never seemed to grab a true footing in Joe Prunty’s system. Don’t let last season fool you though, Snell still has lots of time to develop.
For any analytical nerds out there, his numbers weren’t too hot. Snell averaged 6.9 points per game with 1.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists. He averaged 8.5 points per game last season. He only lost a little under a couple minutes of playing time this season. It is uncertain as to why Snell dropped off this past season.
Overall, Snell didn’t show up often enough this season. His play seemed to decrease. He’ll need to have a significant rebound of a season if he looks to stay in Milwaukee for the long haul. The Bucks will enter next season with higher expectations (especially under Mike Budenholzer) and Snell will look to be a part of those high expectations.