Milwaukee Bucks: Ranking every player on the 2021-22 roster

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Milwaukee Bucks: Jordan Nwora
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Ranking the 2021-22 Milwaukee Bucks — No. 13: Jordan Nwora

Jordan Nwora is a challenging player to evaluate. During his rookie season with the Bucks, the forward produced mix results in his limited opportunities. Some nights he would look outstanding by scoring and shooting the lights out, while others, he would struggle to put the ball in the hoop to any extent whatsoever. While fans clamored for him to get a bigger role in the rotation, some were justifiably skeptical due to his inconsistency.

The 2021 Summer League would give everyone a better look at Nwora, and his performance was not what many expected. While he put up some reputable numbers, he did it far from efficiently. While one has to commend his confidence, the shot was simply not falling from anywhere on the floor, and the forward refused to pass the ball. Nwora’s passing remains one of his biggest weak points, along with his consistency, two areas that he must work on. If he improves, perhaps he could see some meaningful time in the rotation this season.

Ranking the 2021-22 Milwaukee Bucks — No. 12: Thanasis Antetokounmpo

Thanasis Antetokounmpo has steadily seen an increase in opportunity over his first two years with the Bucks, and that trend will likely continue this coming season. While he will never average the most top-heavy numbers, the swingman plays with tenacious energy and effort off the bench, giving this team a spark when they need a jolt of life. Whether it be diving on loose balls, skying for rebounds, or playing tireless defense, Thanasis does it all.

The team re-signed him in free agency, and while he has primarily been designated as the hype man on the sidelines, his minutes will come and go once again this season. He was never a key contributor that the team depended on, but he played his role to perfection. The Bucks will look for him to keep things vibrant next season on the sidelines and when he is fortunate enough to see the floor in actual games.