Grayson Allen is a name that Wisconsin sports fans will never forget. But, not for a good reason. Allen has the opportunity to flip the script this year and win the hearts of fans statewide.
Coming off of his best year in the NBA, he looks to make an impact on an already established Bucks squad. Receiving Allen through trade leaves the Bucks hoping for a return on their investment. With Donte DiVincenzo healthy again, it is expected that Allen will have to make his impact from the bench.
Does this leave the door open for him to make a run at 6th Man of the Year?
— Wisconsin Sports Heroics (@WiSportsHeroics) September 28, 2021
Last Season Success
Formerly a Memphis Grizzlie, Allen saw the court in 50 regular season games. He started 38 of those, averaging 10.6 points on 25.2 minutes per game. The guard shot 39.1% from three and 86.8% from the line.
Allen showcased clear progression between his sophomore and junior seasons. The Milwaukee Bucks fans and organization hope to see Allen continue this success in the upcoming season.
The 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is one to remember for Wisconsin fans, but it didn’t end in victory. Grayson Allen is partly to thank for that. He was the one who made the game-saving play for Duke University. The play that sent University of Wisconsin-Madison home without a national championship.
Wisconsin fans aren’t ready to forgive him just yet, but if Allen can help the Bucks go back-to-back, I think forgiveness may be in order.
Grayson Allen saying when news broke of him being traded to the #Bucks, about “80% of my mentions were angry Wisconsin fans.” pic.twitter.com/XSGDtujZCs
— Lily Zhao (@LilySZhao) September 27, 2021
Sixth Man of the Year: Grayson Allen?
With a healthy Donte DiVincenzo that already fits into the Bucks system, Allen will likely have to come off the bench. He will have the opportunity to make an impact whilst starters get a rest. The potential for 6th Man of the Year is there for Allen, with his career progress being exponential. A big year is in order for the new Buck.
Going to be a fan favorite in no time. Book it. pic.twitter.com/DjOUumuPBb
— Dalton Sell (@sell_dalton) September 27, 2021
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