NBA rumors: Bucks add JJ O'Brien

JJ O’Brien has signed a camp deal with the Milwaukee Bucks. O’Brien averaged 14.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 36.0 minutes over 46 games last season in the D-League for the Idaho Stampede.

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With his short stay in the NBA and improved play throughout the season, O’Brien is hopeful that another team will give him a longer look next year. "I’m pretty confident in myself that I can play for an NBA team and that it’ll happen one day. I know that I can play at that level and I have faith in my ability, so it’s just a matter of when a team decides to call me up. I was only there for a little while, but it made me even hungrier to get back."
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