2022 New Year’s resolution for every player on the Milwaukee Bucks

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Milwaukee Bucks: Jordan Nwora, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Toronto Raptors: Dalano Banton
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Milwaukee Bucks: 2022 New Year’s resolution for Thanasis Antetokounmmpo – Find ways to contribute offensively

Throughout his three seasons with the Bucks, Thanasis Antetokounmpo’s role has solely revolved around giving the team a boost of energy off the bench. Whether he is leaping for rebounds, diving for loose balls, or playing aggressive defense, the forward’s endless motor has helped him find his place on this roster. While his playing time has regressed lately, he will occasionally get to hear his name called and get some action. Though the Bucks will never be overly dependent on his ability to score the basketball, it would be helpful if Antetokounmpo could expand his game. Aside from an occasional dunk, the forward is pretty limited. He is currently shooting 1-of-9 (11.1 percent) on 3-point attempts this season. If he could improve his shot or find other ways to produce on this side of the ball, it would help him take a step forward.

Milwaukee Bucks: 2022 New Year’s resolution for Jordan Nwora – Continue to improve in other facets besides scoring

Jordan Nwora’s second year in Milwaukee has been about as turbulent as possible. The forward has consistently been in and out of the rotation on a nightly basis, unable to carve out a full-time role for himself amidst the team’s injury woes. When he has played, Nwora has been inconsistent. Some nights he will look fantastic, such as a recent four-game stretch where he played a massive role for the shorthanded Bucks. However, there have been many other games where he struggled to contribute positively in any regard. Nwora is currently an afterthought in the rotation after three DNPs. Though no one knows when his next opportunity may come, Nwora must stay prepared for the call. Everyone knows he can score the basketball, which is something this team needs off the bench right now. However, he must improve other areas of his game like defense, passing, and his ball security if he will earn the trust of head coach Mike Budenholzer. He should aim to emphasize this in 2022 as he looks to regain his spot in the rotation.