Time to Panic With Rashad Vaughn?
Milwaukee Bucks announced before their game against Golden State that Rashad Vaughn will be sent down to the D-League. That’s somewhat surprising news as Vaughn played well in certain games for the team including a 14 point performance against Sacramento. The goal is to get Vaughn more playing time, and this is somewhat concerning given Vaughn had an opportunity to play in the NBA this season with Bucks lack of two guard. As Bill Simmons likes to say, are we sure Vaughn is that good?
So far, there haven’t been many signs of improved development from him. We’ve seen a couple different Bucks player flourish as they continue with the team, but what has Vaughn done better than he did in the first year in the league? It seems like he’s just a three-point shooter and that’s it. There is a sliver lining here with the young Bucks guard though.
Vaughn is only 20 years old. He’s the second-youngest player on the team. There’s some time left for him to grow into a good player, and Milwaukee might not even have a true answer on the player he is when his rookie contract comes up at 22. Jason Kidd is smart to send Vaughn to the D-League and have him get some starting time, yet he misses out on learning from Bucks coaches on what he should be working on. It’s a great thing Milwaukee will have their own D-League team next season. That way, Bucks will have strict guidance of their young guys.
Hopefully, this is a short stint for Vaughn.