The Milwaukee Bucks have a new head coach, which means new philosophies, strategies, and game plans, especially with this being Adrian Griffin’s first year as a leading man.
No one knows quite yet how Griffin will run the show, but he’s expected to get Milwaukee’s young players involved in the action. The first-year head coach has a well-known background in player development as an assistant, and that will be put to the test in Milwaukee, with the team having added a handful of young players to what was the NBA’s oldest roster this off-season.
With that said, let us look at a few players who might see more playing time than fans expect.
No. 1 – Omari Moore
Omari Moore is a fascinating player the Bucks were fortunate enough to scoop from the undrafted pool following the 2023 NBA Draft. He showed plenty of nice potential at San Jose State in college, and he could wind up being a very solid NBA player. Comments from General Manager Jon Horst make it seem like Moore could end up seeing some legitimate minutes this coming season.
In a recent interview with The Athletic’s Eric Nehm (Subscription required), Horst recognized that the Bucks don’t have a backup point guard on a standard deal on the roster. However, he believes that Moore could be one of the players that could help the team in that regard. The 22-year-old is not a pure point guard, but Horst could be onto something intriguing here.
During his four-year stay at San Jose State, Moore’s strongest attribute was his scoring output, but he was also a strong passer and ball-handler. He averaged 3.7 assists per contest during his four years, including 4.7 during his final two seasons. Moore is comfortable in the point forward role, and the Milwaukee Bucks could take advantage of that this coming season.
As a two-way player, Moore isn’t expected to play a key role, but he could certainly see minutes to give Milwaukee more ball-handling and facilitating, which may surprise some.