How Grayson Allen Is Thriving With Bucks To Begin Season

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The Milwaukee Bucks won the NBA Finals in 2021 and faced some adversity on the way. They had to combat a few injuries, Giannis Antetokounmpo injured his knee in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Atlanta Hawks.

He returned against the Phoenix Suns in the Finals, but the same could not be said for shooting guard Donte DiVincenzo. DiVincenzo is recovering from ankle surgery and has yet to play in a game this season.

Not having much cap space, the Bucks weren’t big players in free agency. So, they made a shrewd move, acquiring Grayson Allen from the Memphis Grizzlies in a trade to help fill the void in the backcourt.

The Bucks are Allen’s third team in four seasons in the NBA and he may have found a long-term home. Milwaukee has to be ecstatic about his performance thus far, as Allen has played great basketball to start the 2021-22 season.

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Allen has stepped right into the starting lineup and played about as well as could be expected. He is third on the team in scoring, averaging 15.8 points per game. His 3-point shooting has been deadly, as Allen is letting it fly at will and making the most of his chances.

The former Duke product is shooting at a high volume, averaging 8.8 attempts from 3-point range per game. He is making 3.8 per game, which is an impressive 43.0 percent. All three lead the team for qualifying players.

Allen is still trying to erase the stigma of being a dirty player that followed him from his collegiate days and he is doing a good job of that with his new team. His teammates are being won over with his hustle and athleticism as he is helping keep the team afloat as they ride out an early-season wave of injuries.

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Grayson Allen has done enough to possibly keep the starting job long-term even when DiVincenzo returns. If he does not hold down the starting shooting guard spot, he will still be an integral part of theMilwaukee Bucks’ rotation throughout the season.