Milwaukee Bucks: 5 players to watch in the 2021 NBA Summer League

Mar 27, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
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Milwaukee Bucks: Jordan Nwora
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The Milwaukee Bucks won the NBA Championship only a few weeks ago, but the Summer League is quickly approaching.

Young talent from all 30 NBA teams will be given the chance to put their skills on display ahead of next season to showcase their talents and potentially draw some attention. They will be sending some of their younger players, including their two second-round picks from last week’s NBA Draft.

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The Summer League will provide a look at which players could be ready to take a step up next season and potentially begin to carve out a role for themselves for the defending world champions.

Although it is far too early to tell, this team is full of youthful pieces that could make a leap into the rotation and be a key contributor next season. With that said, here are five Bucks players to keep an eye on in the NBA Summer League.

Milwaukee Bucks’ Jordan Nwora will look to find his rhythm in the Summer League

Following a rookie season where he was primarily a spectator for the Bucks, Jordan Nwora is poised to have a larger role in the 2021-2022 NBA season.

The former 45th overall pick will be looking to showcase his potential-filled abilities in the Summer League. Nwora showed plenty of promise in his rookie season but was never able to find his way onto the floor for worthwhile minutes due to the depth at the wing. That said, Nwora is in the perfect position to earn some more time.

Jordan excels from beyond the arc, and that should be no different in the Summer League. In Nwora’s 30 games last season, he averaged an impressive 46 percent shooting from the floor with a 45 percent shooting mark from 3-point percentage. Those shooting percentages certainly give a glimpse into Nwora’s potential of what he could bring to the Bucks offensively as he looks to increase his workload. The Summer League also gives the young sharpshooter the ability to work on his defense. Nwora is not a bad defender by any means, but it is one of his weaker points. He will be given a chance to refine his game on that side of the floor, which would drastically improve his stock heading into next season.

While Nwora won’t be facing top NBA talent in the Summer League, he will be given a chance to put his abilities on display with meaningful minutes. His potential as a 3-point sharpshooter is already intriguing, and he could show that potential on a larger stage. Nwora is already a player who could earn some extra time in the rotation next season, and he could earn those minutes with impressive performances in the Summer League.