Ranking the young Milwaukee Bucks: No. 6 – Jazian Gortman, 20
The other player who could potentially be battling for Milwaukee’s backup point guard opening in training camp is Jazian Gortman. Despite not playing a huge role for the Bucks in Summer League, Gortman received a training camp deal. At 20 years old, he’s an interesting young player who has the tools to make a name for himself if he can put the pieces together.
Ironically, one player Gortman has been compared to is Jevon Carter, who led Milwaukee’s bench unit over the past two seasons. Like Jevon Carter, Gortman is a smaller guard who provides tough defense and can score the ball in a hurry on the other end with a smooth jumper. If Gortman could develop his game and be a Carter-esque player for Milwaukee, there’d be a spot for him in town.
Gortman likely will not spend much time playing with the Bucks in his rookie year, but he could be a key candidate to join the Herd. In the G-League, he could work on his game as he aims to make it to the next level. Again, he’s just 20 years old and has no shortage of room to grow. Having him in town to learn behind Jrue Holiday under Coach Adrian Griffin’s development could develop him.
Who knows, with a backup point guard vacancy on Milwaukee’s roster, Gortman could potentially be playing sooner rather than later.