Milwaukee Bucks: Analyzing the 2021-22 point guard rotation

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Milwaukee Bucks: Elijah Bryant
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Elijah Bryant will provide important depth at the point guard position for the Milwaukee Bucks

Elijah Bryant will be listed as the third point guard for the Bucks. He came aboard mid-season and found himself some minutes scattered throughout Milwaukee’s playoff run.

Bryant first played overseas and certainly showed some potential. After being on the Bucks’ Summer League roster in 2019, Bryant played overseas in the Israeli Premier League where he averaged nearly 18 points per game. Bryant’s shooting ability is certainly intriguing for Milwaukee, and he could be given the chance to develop. Unfortunately, he was unable to participate in the Summer League due to an injury. With Bryant being Milwaukee’s third point guard, he may have another limited role this season. However, his time on the floor will be beneficial to his development. This leads to another point.

Due to Milwaukee’s roster being at 16 players, there could be a possibility of a player on the roster being given a two-way contract. With Bryant’s ties to the organization with having participated in the Summer League previously, he could be a candidate for that two-way spot. If that comes to fruition, Bryant will be given a chance to develop even more. With players such as Jrue Holiday and George Hill preceding him in the depth chart, his chances of playing time may be lower than what he wants. Certainly, his abilities as a shooter are intriguing. If he wants more time, his defense will be the first thing that will need to be developed. Regardless, his depth as the third point guard is beneficial for Milwaukee.

Bryant is an interesting player, and his depth and youth in the point guard position are important. His chances to earn minutes will hinge on his developments, and the Bucks will certainly be hopeful those developments come to fruition.