Over the last several seasons, the Milwaukee Bucks have had a revolving door of names at the backup point guard position.
Several names include George Hill, D.J. Augustin, Jeff Teague, George Hill once again, Jevon Carter, and plenty more. Right now, the Bucks do not even have a clear-cut point guard on their roster as they gear up for the 2023-24 NBA season. While plenty of fans think the team would be wise to target one via trade, the Bucks may just roll with their 15-man roster as is. If so, there are a few players on the roster who could make for interesting backup “point guard” candidates.
Milwaukee Bucks’ backup point guard options – Jazian Gortman
The Bucks picked up Jazian Gortman for their 2023 Summer League outing, and the guard showed some glimpses of potential. Though he didn’t play an overly prominent role, what Gortman put on display was enough for the Bucks to extend a training camp invite his way. In need of a backup, it makes sense for Milwaukee to give Gortman an extended chance to compete for the role.
Gortman is an interesting player. Playing in the Overtime Elite Program this past year, the guard’s numbers were strong, having averaged 13.9 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.9 assists, and 2.5 steals per contest. Despite being a tad undersized at 6-foot-2,170lbs, he proved to be a pesky defender at all times. Ironically, he was compared to former Buck Jevon Carter leading up to the draft.
Taking a flyer on Gortman beyond training camp wouldn’t be a bad decision. Under Adrian Griffin, the Bucks seem to be stocking up on youth to develop. The 20-year-old Gortman would cement that notion further while also filling a position of need. Ultimately, it’s up to Gortman to make a strong impression in training camp before any decisions are made.