Summary of “Zach Lowe on the Milwaukee Bucks”

Giannis Antetokounmpo wasn’t a full-on freak yet; Kidd would unleash him as Point Giannis in another couple of months.
Joe Prunty, Kidd’s replacement on an interim basis, has already made it clear that everything runs through Antetokounmpo now.
The Bucks under Prunty also have cleared out more, and let Antetokounmpo work one-on-one in the Dirk spot at the center of the foul line.
Milwaukee also is trying to push the pace, and setting a few more improvised “Drag” screens for Antetokounmpo just after he crosses half court.
Prunty makes good use of one of Kidd’s favorite gambits: having point guards sprint ahead of Antetokounmpo, hit the brakes, and U-turn into a screen for him – an unconventional pick-and-roll that presents defenses with a bunch of bad choices.
Milwaukee’s offense has cratered without Antetokounmpo, and Parker can go whole hog in those minutes.
Parker has a lower center of gravity than Antetokounmpo, and he might be able to jostle with opposing centers on the block so Antetokounmpo doesn’t have to.
The slate of opponents has a lot to do with that, but the Bucks are also very lucky those opponents have missed open shots; no team has seen opponents underperform their expected effective field goal percentage – based on the location of shots and nearby defenders – by a larger margin than Milwaukee since the Kidd firing, per Second Spectrum data.

The orginal article.