Milwaukee Bucks: 3 takeaways from lackluster loss to Washington Wizards

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Sandro Mamukelashvili puts up an interesting stat line for the Milwaukee Bucks in loss to Washington Wizards

One of the most interesting Bucks to watch during this subpar Summer League run has been Sandro Mamukelashvili. Many were unsure what to expect when the team selected him 60th overall in the 2021 NBA Draft, but he has been a welcoming surprise to this point as fans have begun gravitating toward him.

With a knack for scoring the basketball while also having some flashy passing abilities, the big man managed to put up an interesting stat line against Washington. Mamukelashvili finished with 11 points, but it was certainly the weakest part of his day as he shot just 4-of-11 from the floor. It was far from perfect, but it was enough to help him tally a double-double with 10 rebounds.

While he could not create much offense for himself, Mamukelashvili got his teammates involved on that end by handing out five assists. To cap off his day, the rookie snatched four steals, turning some heads in the process. Mamukelashvili joined Crutcher as the only two Bucks to finish with a positive mark on the day as he always finished with a +5.

After putting up an 11/10/5/4 stat line, Mamukelashvili continues showing why he is one of the most captivating players on this team. With his stellar scoring, pristine passing ability, and better than expected defense, the big man has undeniably made a strong first impression throughout these first few games, despite the team struggling to string together wins.