Milwaukee Bucks: Takeaways from Summer League loss to Cleveland Cavaliers

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 20: An exterior view of the Thomas
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WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 12: D.J. Wilson /

Wilson Provides Excitement In Debut

As always, one of the biggest appeals for Summer League fans this year is the chance to catch a first glimpse of some of the NBA’s stars of tomorrow, as they partake in their first action since last month’s draft.

For the Bucks, the man who best fits that bill is the 17th overall pick, former Michigan Wolverine D.J. Wilson.

Although he struggled at times, Wilson did offer moments of encouragement in his first outing in Bucks colors. The 21-year-old finished the game with 11 points, five rebounds, two assists and two blocks on 4-13 from the field.

Wilson admitted that nerves played a factor for him after the game, with his difficulty to create separation for his shots a notable struggle that certainly didn’t help his field goal percentage.

On the positive side of the ledger, Wilson showed excellent movement off the ball. A combination of cuts and rolls saw him combine particularly well with Gary Payton II, with one of the results being a thunderous dunk from Wilson.

Overall, the first impressions of Wilson showed us a smooth mover with a soft touch. There’s plenty to improve on, but at least the talent is obvious.