It seems as if Nate Wolters’ time in Milwaukee has come to a close, as the team is expected to waive the former second-round pick.
Wolters showed a lot of promise coming out of South Dakota State, where he averaged 22.3 points and 5.8 assists for the Jackrabbits during his senior season. Wolters is one of three South Dakota State alumni to make the NBA (the other two being Tom Black and Steve Lingenfelter), in showing enough talent to maintain a solid NBA career.
Last season, Wolters showed potential for a young Milwaukee team. During a December 11th game against the San Antonio Spurs, while filling in as the Bucks starting point guard, Wolters put up 18 and 7 assists. Wolters would end up averaging 7.2 points, 3.2 assists, and 22.6 minutes played over the course of his 2013-14 rookie year.
This season, Wolters has been lost in Milwaukee’s logjam at the guard position, as the team has relied on Brandon Knight and Kendall Marshall to handle most of the point guard duties. Wolters has seen his playing time drop to 12.9 minutes per game, and is only averaging 2.3 points per contest.
Wolters was a solid second-round flier for the Bucks. While he has shown flashes of a quality NBA talent, the former South Dakota St. Jackrabbit won’t be displaying his game in Milwaukee any longer.