A formerly pedestrian Milwaukee Bucks offense is ready to shift gears.
Can you say "full throttle?"
The addition of shooting guard Monta Ellis, acquired in a trade with Golden State on Tuesday, gives Brandon Jennings a high-octane running mate in the backcourt.
The Bucks already had improved their offense significantly this season before the trade. But the 6-foot-3 Ellis brings another dimension with his speed and scoring ability.
"We're pretty wide open right now, anyway," said Bucks coach Scott Skiles. "We're pushing the ball up the floor, and we've got multiple ball handlers out there.
"We're taking early shots if they present themselves. Hopefully we might even get a little bit quicker. Certainly, Monta is very quick. Hopefully we can continue to play in that style, move the ball around and cause people problems."