16. Trevon Duval
Trevon Duval recently signed a two-way contract with the Bucks. The two-way contract was a new addition to the CBA last season and means the player will spend most of his time with the Bucks’ G-League affiliate, the Wisconsin Herd, but can also spend a limited time with the Bucks.
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If we are basing our judgment solely on how the Bucks used their two-way contracts last year, Duval doesn’t really fit that mold. In 2017, Milwaukee quickly used up their players maximum days in the NBA before releasing them and allowing them to move on (instead of guaranteeing their deal at the NBA level for the rest of the season).
Duval is likely far from NBA ready. He’s an undrafted 20-year-old out of Duke and a former McDonald’s All-American. This last fact excites some people, as he was one of the top players in his high school class and has at least some potential ahead of him.
Unfortunately, he’s a few years away from being a few years away. Milwaukee will use this season to get a better handle on Duval and what kind of player he can turn into down the road. It will allow them to get an up close and personal look at the former five-star high school prospect. Until he proves anything, however, he will hold down this last spot on the Bucks’ roster rankings.