Milwaukee Bucks: Analyzing retooled 2021-22 shooting guard rotation

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Memphis Grizzlies: Grayson Allen
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Grayson Allen will look to make an immediate impact at shooting guard for the Milwaukee Bucks

One of the newest faces in Milwaukee could be getting some early starts. Allen, the former Memphis Grizzly, will likely make his debut as the starting shooting guard for the Bucks.

Due to the injury to DiVincenzo and the question mark surrounding his timetable for return, Allen could be given the starting job for the time being. The Duke alum is coming off his most productive season in his three-year NBA career. In 50 games played with the Grizzlies, Allen averaged 10.6 points on .471/.391/.868 shooting splits. His impressive shooting from beyond the arc is one of the main areas of interest as his talents from deep could be used perfectly in Mike Budenholzer’s system. Allen also handles the ball very well, averaging less than one turnover per game. If given the chance, Allen could thrive as the Bucks starting shooting guard until DiVincenzo returns.

Allen’s skills on both ends make him an intriguing player. He has the bounce to execute flashy dunks and has a quick burst in transition. His energy is similar to Pat Connaughton’s, where he seems to be in every place at once. Undoubtedly, his skills as a shooter and his hustle will lead to success for the Bucks. While Allen isn’t a permanent answer to the starting shooting guard role, he will be an excellent placeholder.

With Allen’s depth at the shooting guard, Milwaukee has landed itself an excellent shooter with plenty of intensity. While some Bucks fans who share a love of the Wisconsin Badgers won’t look back at Grayson Allen’s college days fondly, it may be time for bygones to be bygones as Allen suits up for Milwaukee this season.