Milwaukee Bucks: 3 takeaways from Summer League win vs. LA Clippers

Apr 8, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA (Jerome Miron-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 was the Milwaukee Bucks’ only source of consistent offense

As we all should have expected, Jordan Nwora had the green light to shoot whenever he wanted. He had 30 points, eight rebounds, six assists, one steal (to help win the game!), and a team-high +12.

Anyone who watched Nwora last season should know that he isn’t afraid to shoot and won’t stop after a cold start. He went 1-for-8 in the first quarter but really found his jumper in the second quarter, where he lit up the Clippers for a blistering 17 points.

The offense came to a screeching halt as he couldn’t find his shot in the third and even more so when he went to the bench, but he was their closer late in the game.

Beyond that, though, it was good to see Nwora get the chance to expand his game beyond just coming off screens and firing 3’s. He was the lead ball-handler for a lot of possessions and had the chance to run some pick and roll. He let some very nice pull-up jumpers fly and hit Diakite with a very clean pocket pass for a dunk as well.

Even his defense was surprisingly solid, which could bode well for getting minutes in a crowded wing rotation for the Bucks this season. Nwora is the best scorer of the bunch, however, and that should be something the Bucks might want to add into the mix with the wings this season.

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It wasn’t the most impressive performance for the Summer League Bucks, but they got the opening win and will go for two in a row on Wednesday, August 11th against the Brooklyn Nets.