Milwaukee Bucks: Takeaways from brutal loss to Minnesota Timberwolves

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Milwaukee Bucks: Jordan Nwora
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Jordan Nwora struggles to find his shot once again for the Milwaukee Bucks

Among all the performances from the Bucks on Friday, it was Jordan Nwora’s that stood out the most, and it was not for a good reason.

The 22-year-old struggled mightily from start to finish, ending up with 11 points on a gruesome 2-of-13 shooting from the field. His rough shooting night was mostly characterized by his shot from deep, where he made just one triple in eight attempts. In fact, most of his points came from the charity stripe, where he hit six of his eight free throws.

This marks the second consecutive game where Nwora has struggled to find a groove as he scored 22 points on 26 shot attempts in the loss to the Clippers. Much like his inability to hit the long ball in the matchup against Minnesota, Nwora was a vile 1-for-11 from 3-point range against LA. For whatever reason, the prolific scorer has failed to find his touch after scoring 30 points in his Summer League debut just the other day.

All eyes have been on Nwora throughout these first three games as many Bucks fans believe he may be ready to make the jump into the regular rotation with the team this coming season. However, these back-to-back sluggish performances showcase that he might need some time to develop before that becomes a reality. Everyone knows Nwora has a solid scoring touch thanks to his elite outside shot, but he just has not managed to put it together consistently thus far.

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Nwora will look to bounce back this coming Sunday against the Washington Wizards, and you can catch the action at 3:00 P.M. CST on NBA TV.