Milwaukee Bucks: Takeaways from Summer League win over Brooklyn Nets

CLEVELAND, OH - FEBRUARY 27: Rashad Vaughn
CLEVELAND, OH - FEBRUARY 27: Rashad Vaughn /
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NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 17: Sterling Brown
NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 17: Sterling Brown /

Rookies Impress

Having shot 4-13 from the field for 11 points in the game against Cleveland, D.J. Wilson came back with an improved 6-13 and 16 points in his second outing.

Not only did Wilson look more comfortable in creating offense with his fadeaways, and even knocking down a couple of three-pointers, but he had a much more varied contribution too. We’ve already touched on the 17th overall pick’s six rebounds, but he also added in two blocks, an assist and a steal.

While Wilson certainly gave plenty of cause for optimism, it was 46th overall pick Sterling Brown who was the most impressive of the Bucks’ new additions.

Brown came off the bench in the Bucks’ Summer League opener only a couple of hours after agreeing to a contract with Milwaukee, and spoke about being out of rhythm after the game. Having had some time to work with his teammates, that didn’t look to be an issue for the former SMU man on Sunday.

Brown matched Wilson’s 16 points, but did so on an even more efficient 5-10 from the field, 2-4 from deep, and 4-4 from the free throw line. The 22-year-old also stuffed the stat sheet with five rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks.

It’s still incredibly early, but it’s encouraging to see positive signs from the Bucks’ draft picks all the same.