Milwaukee Bucks’ backup point guard options – Andre Jackson Jr.
Although he’s not a traditional point guard, Andre Jackson Jr. is the likeliest candidate among those featured on this list to be the backup ball handler next season. Having traded up to land Jackson in the 2023 NBA Draft, the Bucks clearly liked what they saw in him and could envision him playing a decently sized role next year. With a need for another ball handler, he just might have to.
One of Jackson’s biggest strengths in college was his facilitating. The 6-foot-6 guard handled the ball quite a bit and averaged 3.5 assists per contest in three years at UConn. The Bucks will look to utilize the guard’s passing instincts at the next level and look to get him involved on offense. It will take time for him to get adjusted, but Jackson could play this role rather well.
Even with the need for another ball handler aside, Jackson should be on the floor for the Bucks quite a bit next season, regardless. The Bucks needed more taller wings who can play defense, and Jackson is just that. If he can provide defense while also being that extra facilitator, Jackson could quickly make a name for himself with the Milwaukee Bucks.
For now, the 21-year-old should be favored for the team’s backup ball handler job in 2023-24.
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