Milwaukee Bucks: 3 possible Summer League two-way contract candidates

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Wisconsin Badgers: D'Mitrik Trice
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As the Milwaukee Bucks begin their Summer League schedule on Monday, August 9th, there are some intriguing names on their roster.

Of course, all Bucks fans will be focused on their own young players such as Jordan Nwora, Mamadi Diakite, and Sandro Mamukelashvili, but the Bucks were able to grab a few solid undrafted players and vets to round out the roster.

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As it stands, the Bucks have 14 players on their NBA roster and Mamukelashvili on a two-way contract. It is entirely feasible that one of these players can earn the Bucks’ remaining two-way spot with a strong performance (assuming that Thanasis Antetokounmpo is taking the final roster spot), or at least a chance the Wisconsin Herd, the team’s G-League affiliate.

Since we previously covered what to expect from the Bucks’ own young players, I wanted to spotlight the aforementioned group of players who have been brought in from outside the organization.

While any of the guys are capable of snagging a spot with a breakout performance, I wanted to spotlight three in particular for Bucks fans to keep an eye on for the future.

D’Mitrik Trice is a candidate to grab a two-way spot with the Milwaukee Bucks

What a thrill this would be for a lot of Bucks fans, right? A five-year player for the Wisconsin Badgers, D’Mitrik Trice will have an opportunity to chase his NBA dream and get a spot with the team in the state where so many fans know him well.

At 25 years old, Trice will be one of the older rookies in Las Vegas, but that should also give him some more experience over some of the other younger players. I probably don’t need to give too much background on the Badgers legend, but I will for those unfamiliar.

Trice is the Badgers’ all-time leader in games played (143) and shot 38.1 percent from 3 point range in his career with a 51.4 percent 3 point rate. Aside from one 10 game sample in his sophomore year, Trice never shot below 37 percent from 3-point territory. The guard is a solid shooter, which the Bucks are always looking for more of to bolster their rotations.

Trice was certainly asked to do a lot for the Badgers in his final two seasons aside from just shooting the long ball. In his fourth and fifth years, he posted very good defensive rebounding numbers for a 6-foot guard — 3.5 defensive boards and a 12.6 defensive rebounding rate — and his assist rate was over 26 percent (4.1 assists per game).

Although the Bucks may not desperately need another guard, Trice is the type of older rookie that could impress right away and earn that two-way spot.