Ranking the Milwaukee Bucks’ moves from the 2022 NBA offseason

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Milwaukee Bucks: Jordan Nwora
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Ranking the Milwaukee Bucks’ offseason moves – 7. Re-signing Jordan Nwora to a two-year deal

After a lengthy negotiation period, the Milwaukee Bucks and Jordan Nwora recently came to terms on a new deal to keep the youngster in town. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Nwora and the Bucks agreed to a two-year deal worth $6.2 million. Milwaukee’s front office clearly believes in Nwora, and it will be interesting to see whether or not he gets legitimate action in his third year with the Bucks.

Nwora’s first two seasons with the Bucks have been rather frustrating. There have been nights where the former second round pick has looked great, but also plenty of nights where he failed to make much of an impact on the court. If Nwora will play a larger role in 2022-23, he will need to show signs of improvement compared to where he last left off. If the forward has gotten better on the defensive end and can find some consistency offensively, his chances of getting legitimate minutes should increase. At the minimum, he is a solid addition to Milwaukee’s wing depth, which is depleted right now with the injuries to Pat Connaughton and Khris Middleton.

Signing Nwora to a brand new deal also gives the Bucks another tradeable contract to utilize down the line. Set to make $2.8 million this season, Nwora’s deal could be utilized as salary filler closer to the trade deadline if the Bucks are pursuing a deal. If the forward is out of the rotation or if the team believes they have a chance to find an upgrade, inking Nwora to a new deal gives them some much-needed flexibility in trade scenarios.

The front office has shown their belief in Nwora by signing him to this deal and increasing their tax bill in the process. Time will tell if it pays off.