Milwaukee Bucks: 3 players to watch on 2021-22 Wisconsin Herd roster

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New Orleans Pelicans: Wenyen Gabriel
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Wenyen Gabriel is a fun addition to Milwaukee’s G-League roster

Wenyen Gabriel earned a spot on this roster for one reason only: potential. During his time at Kentucky, Gabriel appeared in 75 games across two seasons, only averaging a career-high of 6.8 points. Nonetheless, he was a career 36 percent 3-point shooter, which is always a welcome addition to any team.

With unique measurables (6’9” and 205 lbs), Gabriel can play as an undersized center if the rotation requires a player on the perimeter. He can also interchange between the three and four, stretching the floor and being able to be interchangeable on defense.

Gabriel, like Lecque, is somewhat of a journeyman early in his career. He spent one season each with Portland, Sacramento, and New Orleans, making Milwaukee/Wisconsin his fourth spot in four years. After the season wrapped up in May, Gabriel had his end of the season press conference with the New Orleans media. He was asked about how much he worked on shooting, stretching the floor, and playing tough defense. All of his answers were smooth, showing humility and eagerness to get better.

Before the Orlando bubble, while he was with Portland, he emphasized the importance of playing his role. With the Herd, Gabriel can play his role and earn respect around the organization. With real NBA experience, he can be a player that might switch between the Herd and the Bucks during the regular season.