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

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Milwaukee Bucks: Lindell Wigginton
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No. 4 – The Milwaukee Bucks have some compelling point guards on their hands

The one glaring hole on the Milwaukee Bucks’ roster right now is the lack of a backup point guard. Milwaukee had quite a few on their Summer League roster, seemingly wanting to get a look at the young talent they have at the position before making any decisions on signing anyone. There was some interesting play by the guards, to say the least.

Lindell Wigginton, who has been with the Bucks for a couple of years now, only played two games, but he left his mark in that time. He averaged 13 points while shooting 53.3 percent from the floor and an eye-popping 71.4 percent from 3-point land. Also, he put up 2.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 1.5 steals per game. It was a small sample size, but Wigginton made a strong impression, and with the Bucks looking to find a backup floor general for next season, time will tell if it pays off.

Elsewhere, the trio of Nico Mannion, Jazian Gortman, and Iverson Molinar all had their moments in the Summer League. Mannion was Milwaukee’s starter for several games, and while he struggled to find his shot, he did show signs of being a strong facilitator, averaging 4.3 assists per matchup. Gortman looked like a two-way guard, showcasing an ability to score the ball in a variety of ways while playing tough defense. Molinar put points on the board in minimal minutes, showing off his offensive arsenal from inside the arc.

Out of everyone here, Wigginton would be the best bet to be with the Bucks on the opening night of next season. He’s got familiarity with the team and is more experienced than the rest. Still, even if it’s with the Wisconsin Herd, the Bucks should look to keep some of these other guards around the franchise, as they’ve got potential, especially Gortman.