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What Grayson Allen Needs To Do To Thrive With The Bucks

Allen has a real opportunity to build a role with the defending NBA champs

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 21: Luke Kennard #5 of the LA Clippers handles the ball defended by Grayson Allen #3 of the Memphis Grizzlies at Staples Center on April 21, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. 
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Former Duke star Grayson Allen’s trade to the Milwaukee Bucks is one of the more interesting off-season moves. It’s not a blockbuster trade but when you have a pretty solid core, which Milwaukee obviously does with Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jrue Holiday, Khris Middleton, Brook Lopez, Pat Connaughton, Donte DiVincenzo and Rodney Hood, along with young players Justin Jackson, Mamadi Diakite, Jordan Nwora and Semi Ojeleye, you are in position to add guys who can play to their strengths.

This article says that Allen needs to focus on three areas with the Bucks: defense (blocks and steals), three point shooting and hustle stats.

Allen has never been shy about working hard on defense so we expect that will continue, but now the folks in Wisconsin who hated him for doing it in 2015 will love it in 2021.

The hustle stats are nothing to worry about either. Allen has always worked hard.

The nice thing for him, when it comes to three point shooting, is that Antetokounmpo, and to a lesser extent Middleton, draw so much attention that Allen’s opportunities will increase.

Being able to focus on his strengths gives Allen a reasonable chance to make a major impression with the Bucks and that, in term, will allow him to work on the things he needs to work on.