Milwaukee Bucks: Takeaways from Summer League loss to LA Clippers

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 09: Bronson Koenig
LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 09: Bronson Koenig /
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LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 09: Rashad Vaughn
LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 09: Rashad Vaughn /

The King in the South

It’s time to give more props to Rashad Vaughn. Vaughn didn’t come out and drop another 30-burger, although he did lead the Bucks in scoring with 21 points obtained through just 12 field goal attempts against L.A.

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Vaughn converted on seven of those attempts, and on five of his eight free throw attempts. At times the Bucks very clearly needed a bucket, Vaughn was occasionally able to oblige, even if it meant flopping a bit to get to the charity stripe.

The suddenly-controversial guard also put up three rebounds, one assist, two steals and four turnovers. He had the same confidence he brought the night before, but only in spurts, which has been the main problem with Vaughn throughout his career. If he always played with the mindset of the guy who showed up on Sunday night, Vaughn would be a solid rotational player at worst.

Still, for the second straight season Rashad Vaughn is leading the Milwaukee Bucks in Summer League per game scoring. Vaughn certainly hopes this time around the buckets he’s getting in Las Vegas carries over to the NBA level.

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We’ll see if he can keep up his scoring ways in Las Vegas Summer League Tournament play, which guarantees Milwaukee at least two more games before the Bucks are done.