With Kidd out, will the Bucks and Giannis reach their peak?

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The Milwaukee Bucks have one of the league's most versatile defenders in long-armed, 6-foot-11 Giannis Antetokounmpo, a premier shot blocker in center John Henson and a quality perimeter defender in point guard Eric Bledsoe from a November trade -- and yet they woke up Monday morning ranked 25th in the NBA in defensive rating.

That defensive weakness, among other factors, probably cost Jason Kidd his job as head coach of the Bucks. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Monday afternoon that Kidd is out, which the team officially announced shortly thereafter.

Now, with Milwaukee mired in eighth place in the East with the conference's 11th-best point differential, the question is, will a change in philosophy align the Bucks' defensive results with their potential?