3 Milwaukee Bucks that need a change of scenery in 2022 NBA offseason

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Milwaukee Bucks: Jordan Nwora
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Jordan Nwora could use a change of scenery from the Milwaukee Bucks during the 2022 NBA offseason

After being selected in the second round of the 2020 NBA Draft, Jordan Nwora has spent most of his tenure with the Milwaukee Bucks on the sidelines. The forward has not been able to crack the rotation consistently, having earned time here and there. When he has been fortunate enough to see hefty minutes, Nwora has oftentimes taken advantage and displayed signs of potential, and other teams may have some interest in acquiring him to unearth it.

Nwora’s potential was fully displayed in the 13 games he started for the Bucks this past season. During those games, he averaged an eye-popping 16.3 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 1.5 assists in a hefty 34.9 minutes per contest. The forward has proven to be a reputable scorer, largely thanks to his elite outside shot, having knocked down 41.7 percent of his triples on 6.5 attempts per contest in that timeframe. There is no shortage of teams across the league that have to be intrigued with that type of production, and at 23-years-old, Nwora still has plenty of room to grow. A team like the OKC Thunder or Orlando Magic, who are currently focusing on developing their youth, could be the perfect place to help the forward take that next step in his career.

On Milwaukee’s side of things, they do have the chance to keep Nwora next season as they have a $2 million qualifying offer. Keeping him on the roster for that much would be a low-risk move for a team that is largely strapped for cash, but Nwora himself could use a change of scenery. His role is virtually non-existent on the Bucks except for nights when the team is missing a typical rotational player, and that could be frustrating. Although he is getting the chance to develop on a contender, he is doing so without the playing time, which is the most important part. It certainly would not be surprising at all to see several young teams inquire about Nwora’s availability this offseason, and it will be interesting to see how the Milwaukee Bucks respond.