Milwaukee Bucks: Takeaways from Summer League win over Brooklyn Nets

CLEVELAND, OH - FEBRUARY 27: Rashad Vaughn
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Trice As Nice

With eight players on the Bucks’ Summer League roster either members of the full NBA squad, owners of a two-way contract, or with a place on the Wisconsin Herd secured, never has a Summer League squad held as much interest for Milwaukee’s fans.

Still, through the first two games, there’s a player with no official longer-term association with the Bucks in place who has stood out.

A veteran of the G-League and overseas basketball since leaving Michigan State in 2015, Travis Trice has been a very impactful contributor through Milwaukee’s first two games.

Trice was a member of last year’s Summer League squad too, but injury prevented him from suiting up for the Bucks on that occasion. This time around, Trice is averaging 9.5 points, 2.5 assists and 1.5 steals through the first two games.

Although he has struggled from the field (5-16), Trice has shown a knack for getting to the free throw line, and against the Nets his 8-9 from the free throw line was vital in Milwaukee closing out a win.

Trice would certainly be a nice addition for the Herd next season, although having signed a contract with the Brisbane Bullets of Australia’s NBL last week, it looks as if that ship has sailed.

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The Bucks are back in action against the undefeated LA Clippers at 9pm CT on Monday night.