5 Takeaways from the Milwaukee Bucks’ 5 NBA Summer League games

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No. 3 – Chris Livingston can have a major impact when he steps on the court for the Milwaukee Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks showcased their faith in Chris Livingston by handing him the largest salary ever for the final pick of a draft. After inking such a lucrative deal, everyone wanted to see what the 19-year-old would play like in the Summer League. As expected with any rookie, there were some struggles for Livingston, but he also showcased some eye-catching potential.

Livingston saved the best for last as he erupted in Milwaukee’s final Summer League matchup for 22 points, five rebounds, two assists, and two steals. Across the five games, he put up 10.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and a steal per game. He showed glimpses of being a strong rebounder and quality defender while also being able to put points on the board, especially in the final game of Summer League, obviously.

On the downside, Livingston struggled mightily to hit his outside shots, having shot 27.3 percent on such attempts. As mentioned in the same section as Jackson, Livingston will have to work on that area of his game to enhance his chances of seeing a prominent role with the Bucks, although he can undeniably help them elsewhere. If he can bring more rebounding and defense to the fold, Livingston could be a nice developmental piece for Milwaukee, whose potential gets unearthed sooner rather than later.