All eyes will be on Parker as the No. 2 overall pick in the draft will make his debut in a Milwaukee Bucks uniform. The most watched game of the NBA Summer League will likely be Friday, as Parker and No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins square off on the court for the first time with the Bucks facing the Cleveland Cavaliers. Parker will undoubtedly be the focus of Milwaukee's offense during its games in Las Vegas, as it will be everyone's first look at the former Duke forward facing off against defenders who have some NBA experience. In addition to the Wiggins factor, Parker will likely go head-to-head with Anthony Bennett on Friday. There's a chance Phoenix centers Miles Plumlee and Alex Len guard Parker in the post in Milwaukee's second game.
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Lost with Parker making his Bucks debut is the importance of the NBA Summer League for Antetokounmpo. After playing in 77 games for Milwaukee last season, Antetokounmpo will be expected to show progress in his sophomore campaign, starting with the games in Las Vegas. There have been some questions as to how Antetokounmpo and Parker will play together on the court, and the summer league will be the duo's first chance to build chemistry together. Antetokounmpo will have to learn the system of new head coach Jason Kidd, but he should show an aggressive offensive game in summer league. Photo: Howard Smith
After playing much more than anyone anticipated as a rookie, Wolters will get to run the show as Milwaukee's point guard in summer league. Instead of being able to run the offense he learned in his rookie season, Wolters will get his first taste of the system of new head coach Jason Kidd in summer league. This will also Wolters' chance to show a bit of aggressiveness on offense, a trait he lacked at times in his rookie season. He spent the offseason working on his offensive game, including trying to improve his jump shot. Photo: Kim Klement
Milwaukee's second-round pick out of LSU is thought of having an offensive game which will translate to the NBA. The Bucks have a very crowded frontcourt as of now, as O'Bryant could be left without a role when the regular season rolls around. He'll get a chance to make an impression on the new coaching staff in summer league. O'Bryant is just 6-foot-8, but Bucks general manager John Hammond feels he's strong enough to guard centers. He'll likely get a chance to show he can do just that in Las Vegas. Photo: Derick E. Hingle
Wright made enough of an impression on a pair of 10-day contracts last season to garner a look during the summer and in training camp. He's spent a good portion of the offseason working out at the team's training facility in Milwaukee and now will get a chance to show what he can do on the court. Wright is in a fight for his NBA life. Anything positive he can do in Las Vegas will certainly help come October. Photo: Jeff Hanisch