Milwaukee Bucks: Studs and Duds through the first 10 games

Oct 29, 2022; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
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Milwaukee Bucks: Jordan Nwora
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Milwaukee Bucks studs and duds through ten games: Dud: Jordan Nwora

We as Milwaukee Bucks fans won’t ever be able to predict whether Jordan Nwora will have a good game or a bad game. Nwora is so hard to predict and it may cost him playing time when other wings are healthy. Not only that but MarJon Beauchamp is eagerly nipping at his heels for more playing time as well. Nwora was brought back on a two year deal before this season and if he wants to remain a Milwaukee Buck and see the floor regularly, not just in blowouts or load management games, he needs to be more consistent.

We have seen a couple flashes in the pan with Nwora this season, he’s made some big 3-point shots, he’s made some tough 3-point shots, however, it seems often that when Nwora has it made up in his mind that he is going to shoot, there’s no changing his mind. The other aspect of Nwora’s offensive game that he needs to control, and it’s been talked about, is taking care of the ball. Nwora has struggled with turnovers in his young career and through the first ten games already has a three and four turnover game.

It’s also been widely discussed by Budenholzer and Nwora himself that he needs work defensively, Nwora has the physical ability to defend well, at the very least at an average level and has shown at times that he can use quick hands to get some strips and steals. Things just haven’t fully come together for him at the defensive end.

What should be the fall back for Nwora while he works on polishing his playmaking and defense is his shooting, and that hasn’t gone well for Nwora through ten games. For the first ten games of this season Nwora is shooting just 33.9 percent on field goals, well below his first two seasons and 32.1 percent on 3-point shots, two percent below 2021 and 14 percent below his rookie season.

Luckily for Nwora he can’t be traded until 90 days after signing his contract so he still has about a month and a half to turn his season around before the Bucks can think about adding him to a trade deal. If not, expect to see a lot more of #0 on the floor for the Bucks.