No. 3 – The Milwaukee Bucks understand the roster’s need for youth and will put Adrian Griffin’s player development skills to the test
There were concerns with the Milwaukee Bucks this past season regarding the age of the roster, which was the oldest in the NBA. Indeed, it ultimately came back to bite them in the playoffs, as the Miami Heat’s youth, athleticism, and energy were too much for Milwaukee, even in the games where Giannis Antetokounmpo played.
After that debacle, it was clear the team needed youth on its roster, especially with a new head coach like Adrian Griffin, who has a very strong track record when it comes to developing young players into quality pieces or sometimes stars. The Bucks will put Griffin’s skills to the test very quickly with these new players, as they all have the tools to become consistent contributors. For a team like the Bucks with limited avenues to improve its aging roster, developing youth will be an essential task, and they seemingly understand that completely.
Jackson is certainly the most captivating, as he brings scoring, playmaking, rebounding, tough defense, and athleticism to the court at all times. Some fans have said he could be Milwaukee’s Draymond Green due to his do it all ability, and while that’s pretty lofty, it makes sense. It would not be overly surprising if the youngster saw some legitimate time next season, as he could be a Swiss Army Knife off of the Milwaukee Bucks’ bench.
Livingston, Moore, and Timme are long shots compared to Jackson, but they still have attributes that make them compelling. Livingston could provide tenacious rebounding and solid defense on the wing. Moore could serve as a second-unit sparkplug offensively, as he was a scoring machine at San Jose State. Timme is the longest shot of them all, as his fit with the Bucks is very much unconventional, but he’s got the tools to be a strong player. He’ll likely kickstart his NBA career with the Wisconsin Herd of the G-League as the team looks to develop him.
Under Coach Adrian Griffin’s guidance, the sky is the limit for the development of these players.
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