5 Milwaukee Bucks that impressed during 2022 NBA Summer League

Jul 8, 2022; Las Vegas, NV, USA: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports
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Milwaukee Bucks: Sandro Mamukelashvili, Dallas Mavericks: Marcus Bingham Jr.
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Milwaukee Bucks: Sandro Mamukelashvili impressed in NBA Summer League

While Sandro Mamukelashvili did not see much legitimate playing time with the Milwaukee Bucks last season, he often dazzled in the G-League. Playing in the Summer League gave him the chance to get more reps and showcase what he brings to the table, and he certainly took advantage of the opportunity with an outstanding five-game run. He averaged 17 points, 8.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.4 steals, and a blocked shot per game, having stuffed the stat sheet. The 6-foot-11 big man also showcased his range on the offensive end, having shot 10-of-21 (47.6 percent) from long range. Despite the small sample size, Mamukelashvili showed signs of growth in these games compared to when he was last on the floor, displaying maturity defensively while making strides offensively. After playing his rookie season on a two-way deal, this strong Summer League showing could see the 23-year-old earn a standard NBA contract for the 2022-23 season, and rightfully so.

Milwaukee Bucks: Lindell Wigginton impressed in NBA Summer League

Perhaps the biggest surprise of the Milwaukee Bucks’ 2022 Summer League run was the fantastic play from Lindell Wigginton. The point guard was outstanding, having finished as Milwaukee’s top Summer League scorer at 18.2 points per game while shooting an extremely efficient 53.7 percent from the floor and 46.2 percent from behind the arc. Wigginton was a flamethrower whenever he touched the basketball, as he showed off his lethal scoring prowess while also having finished the Summer League with averages of 4.6 assists, 2.4 rebounds, and 1.2 steals per contest. Just like his teammate Sandro Mamukelashvili, Wigginton is looking to land himself a standard NBA deal after he finished last season on a two-way, and this impressive showing was a step in that direction, as he certainly caught some attention. Wigginton is currently set to attend Bucks’ training camp on a non-guaranteed deal, and he could very well be on the opening night roster, as the team may have something special in him.

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Stay tuned to see how these performances impact Milwaukee’s decision-making.