A.J. Green raised his stock in the preseason
Another sophomore looking to crack the rotation this coming season is A.J. Green, who returned to the Bucks with a new contract this past off-season. After missing time early in the preseason due to injury, Green returned to action and appeared in three contests, where he continued to display the marksmanship that could help him stick around in this league for a long time.
It’s a small sample size, but in three games, Green was electric offensively, having hit 57.1 percent of his shots from the floor and 66.7 percent from three while averaging 8.3 points. That shooting was key in helping the Bucks come back from a fourth quarter deficit to beat Memphis. Green has tough competition in the wing rotation, but he certainly looks like a player who could help.
TyTy Washington raised his stock in the preseason
TyTy Washington was an excellent pickup for the backup point guard needy Bucks on a two-way contract this off-season. With fellow backup floor general Cameron Payne missing some time due to injury, Washington saw extended time across four games, and he played quality ball, showing that he has potential that could be unearthed.
The guard oftentimes stuffed the stat sheet when he played, having served as a jack of all trades by scoring, facilitating, and staying active defensively. He put together averages of 6.3 points, 3.3 assists, and a steal in 13.8 minutes per appearance. The 3-point shot needs refining, as he shot a mere 33.3 percent from deep, but the good certainly outweighed the bad in these four games.
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