The initial spurt of Summer League games has concluded and the Bucks came out of it all with a 1-2 record. There were some cavernous downs against a Cavs team that emerged as 3-0 juggernauts, followed by two optimistic performances against both the Nets and Clippers. The first game of the Summer League tournament for Milwaukee comes against a Sacramento Kings squad that went winless in their three contests thus far, including a narrow recent loss to the Lonzo Ball-less Lakers.
Bucks Player to Watch: Rashad Vaughn
Who else could it be at this point? The eccentric third-year shooting guard has put up 31 and 21 in his last two games respectively, and generally shown a level of competence lacking since those optimistic days during his rookie year games in Vegas. While simply making buckets is a big part of it as always, Vaughn's shown far more ability to get to the free throw line against lesser competition. Rashad at the rim has been a little-uttered phrase during his time in Milwaukee, but he's now attempted 14 from the stripe in the last two games combined. I'm choosing to ignore the fact he made just 50% of those for now for the sake of a brief Vaughn celebratory period.
Kings Player to Watch: De'Aaron Fox
The blazing point guard out of Kentucky is known for gunning to ludicrous speed in an instant. His questionable shot seemed to be all that held him back during the draft process, but he has the tools to smother defenders like butter on a bun. It would’ve been great fundamental fun watching him and Gary Payton II try to envelop one another. Fox has several intriguing weapons surrounding him, including the lanky Skal Labissiere, gunner Buddy Hield, Papa G the Greek God and Frank Mason III, who went off for 24 in their last contest. The Kings quickly became a tidy little squad of entertaining upstarts, and the Bucks will hope to keep them at them winless after tonight's tilt.
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