Milwaukee Bucks: Takeaways from interesting loss to Denver Nuggets

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Sandro Mamukelashvili finished strong in the Milwaukee Bucks’ final Summer League game against the Denver Nuggets

In who has been the biggest bright spot for the entirety of the Bucks’ 2021 Summer League trip, Mamukelashvili put together another strong performance to cap it off.

He finished with 20 points, seven rebounds, and a block to put together another all-around solid effort. He even made his first triples as a professional (going 3-for-4 from deep), something he’ll need to do consistently as a professional.

Although the assist numbers won’t show it (zero!), Mamukelashvili showed off his passing chops once again. He moved the ball around well and had a few potential assists end up in misses. I mean, look at the audacity on this pass.

He was also a force on the offensive glass again, giving the Bucks some extra possessions and getting a couple of put-back points. Mamukelashvili did work as an offensive rebounder in college, and it showed up in Summer League play, grabbing three offensive boards. That gives him 18 total offensive rebounds, and it really was a strength for him in all these games.

All told, Mamukelashvili finished with 11.2 points, 8.6 rebounds (3.6 offensive), 2.2 assists, and 1.4 steals per game over his five games in Las Vegas. It’s a performance that should give him confidence heading into his first NBA training camp next month.