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commUNITY spotlight: Now in NBA, Jordan Nwora is giving back to Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Jordan Nwora may be an NBA player with the Milwaukee Bucks but he's a young giant who wants to give back and help boys and girls play the sport he loves. The Jordan Nwora Elite Basketball camp is part of the Jordan Nwora Foundation. A camp was held in Buffalo teaching young people to focus on education, healthy living, and being a good community member.
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“I wouldn’t be where I am today without this city”: NBA’s Jordan Nwora holds camp for kids

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)– “A lot of people out here have done a lot for me, so I feel like it’s my turn to do the same for them,” said Nwora. Jordan Nwora grew up shooting hoops at Erie County College Burt Flickinger Athletic Center. His dad Alex Nwora has been ECC’s head basketball coach since 1999 and taught Jordan how to fall in love with the game of basketball.
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NBA Star, Jordan Nwora hosts first basketball camp in Buffalo

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) — Jordan Nwora's basketball career is nothing short of a dream. The Buffalo native became a world champion in his rookie season and still finds time to give back to the community. "Not long ago, I was in some of these kids' shoes. I've been at...
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Milwaukee Bucks extend qualifying offer to Jordan Nwora

Eric Nehm of the Athletic reported on Twitter Wednesday evening that the Milwaukee Bucks have extended a qualifying offer to Jordan Nwora. Jordan Nwora has been with the Bucks since 2020 when Milwaukee selected him 45th overall out of Louisville. Nwora has served primarily as a depth piece though has started on occasion during games where some, most or all of the regular starters are sitting out. Nwora has started 15 games total for the Bucks, two his rookie year and 13 last year. While Nwora has shown the capability to be a solid scorer, his scoring outbursts are usually more correlated with volume than efficiency.
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CBS Sports

Bucks' Jordan Nwora: Becomes restricted free agent

Nwora was tendered a qualifying offer by the Bucks on Wednesday, making him a restricted free agent, Eric Nehm of The Athletic reports. Nwora wasn't a part of the Bucks' playoff rotation down the stretch of the 2021-22 season, so it's unclear what his role will be for 2022-23 if he ultimately remains with the team. The second-year forward appeared in 62 games last season, averaging 7.9 points and 3.6 rebounds across 19.1 minutes per contest.
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Can Jordan Nwora be a long-term piece for the Milwaukee Bucks?

The Milwaukee Bucks have several areas of their roster that they need to address this offseason. They need to get younger, add some depth on the wing, and improve their second unit scoring, all of which were prominent issues throughout the 2021-22 season. Though the Bucks could look to fix these issues through free agency, the draft, or trades, the easiest answer to all of the above is possibly already on their roster in 23-year-old small forward Jordan Nwora. Having just wrapped up his second NBA season, there are some question marks about Nwora’s long-term future with the Bucks, but he certainly poses an interesting case to be in the franchise’s foreseeable plans as he checks off several boxes on Milwaukee’s to-do list.
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CBS Sports

Bucks' Jordan Nwora: Available for Game 2

Nwora (back) is available for Wednesday's Game 2 against the Bulls. Nwora was forced to miss Game 1 of the Bucks' opening-round series due to back soreness, but he's officially good to go for Game 2. It's unclear if the 23-year-old will have a regular role in Milwaukee's playoff rotation going forward, but he probably won't see significant minutes unless one of the Bucks' primary contributors were to get injured. He's averaging 7.9 points and 3.6 rebounds across 19.1 minutes per game this season.
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Bucks' Jordan Nwora: Out for Game 1

Nwora (back) will not play in Sunday's Game 1 against Chicago. Nwora's sore back will keep him out as the Bucks begin the postseason at home. The former Louisville standout has had some big scoring games this season, but when the Bucks are at full strength he's typically pushed to the fringes of the rotation. With that in mind, his absence won't have much of an effect on Sunday's contest.
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CBS Sports

Bucks' Jordan Nwora: Labeled game-time call for Game 1

The Bucks are viewing Nwora (back) as a game-time decision Sunday for Game 1 of their first-round playoff series matchup with Bulls, Julia Poe of the Chicago Tribune reports. The NBA's most recent injury report lists Nwora as probable for Sunday's contest, but the latest news update seems to suggest he's closer to questionable. Even if Nwora gets the green light to play in advance of the 6:30 p.m. ET tipoff, he's not a sure bet to be included in head coach Mike Budenholzer's rotation.
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CBS Sports

Bucks' Jordan Nwora: Probable Sunday

Nwora is probable for Sunday's Game 1 against the Bulls due to back soreness. Even if available, Nwora likely won't take on a major role. In his 62 appearances during the regular season, he averaged 7.9 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 19.1 minutes.
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CBS Sports

Bucks' Jordan Nwora: Starting vs. Cavs

Nwora will start Sunday's game against Cleveland, Joe Gabriele of Cavs.com reports. With several veterans resting, Nwora will move into the lineup on the wing. He'll be joined by Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Sandro Mamukelashvili, Jevon Carter and Jrue Holiday.
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CBS Sports

Bucks' Jordan Nwora: Redords double-double in loss

Nwora finished Sunday's 133-115 loss to Cleveland with 24 points (7-23 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 7-7 FT), 10 rebounds, four assists and one block across 44 minutes. Of the motley crew of replacements on the floor in Sunday's loss, Nwora is the player who will likely have the strongest impact during Milwaukee's playoff run. Sunday's performance was a great example of what Nwora can do when given the opportunity, and he'll be used liberally with the second and third units moving forward.
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CBS Sports

Bucks' Jordan Nwora: Reverts to bench role

Nwora will come off the bench Sunday against the Mavericks. It's an expected move after Nwora started Friday and put up 28 points (10-16 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 5-6 FT), four rebounds and one block across 40 minutes with Milwaukee resting most of its lineup. The 23-year-old didn't play as a coach's decision in the two games prior to Friday's start, so he's unlikely to see much run Sunday.
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