Milwaukee Bucks: 3 players that can fill “the Bryn Forbes role” next year

May 10, 2021; San Antonio, Texas, USA; Mandatory Credit: Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports
May 10, 2021; San Antonio, Texas, USA; Mandatory Credit: Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports /
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Milwaukee Bucks: Jordan Nwora, New York Knicks: Nerlens Noel
Mar 27, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports /

Jordan Nwora could replace Bryn Forbes for the Milwaukee Bucks next season

Selected 45th overall by the Bucks in the 2020 NBA Draft, Jordan Nwora’s fit in Milwaukee made sense for many reasons.

During his final two collegiate seasons at Louisville, the forward averaged 17.5 points while shooting 44.3 percent from the field and 38.7 percent from deep. His outside shot was what captivated many as he was given the green light by heaving 6.1 attempts per contest in that timeframe. Nwora showed unlimited potential during his three-year stay at the college level and practically fell into Milwaukee’s lap in the second round.

Much like his fellow rookie, Nwora’s playing time was largely scattered throughout his first year with the Bucks. Yet, he showed untapped promise during his minutes by shooting 45.2 percent from 3-point territory. His potential was on full display not just with his shooting but with his overall game as the forward scored 20 or more points in three of the four games where he exceeded 20 minutes this past year.

Appearing a promise-filled rookie season and a stellar showing in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Nwora looks like a ready-made contributor for the Bucks next season. His outside shooting will make him an immediate threat offensively, making it essential that he gets time next to Giannis next season.

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The 22-year-old is poised to make a significant leap in his sophomore season with the Bucks, and time will tell if he receives the opportunity.