Keyonte George sets new benchmark for himself against the Milwaukee Bucks

Keyonte George was a major piece in the Utah Jazz's comeback against the Milwaukee Bucks

Milwaukee Bucks v Utah Jazz
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Keyonte George may officially be a boon or bust prospect for the Utah Jazz. It's hard to see him becoming a Jordan Clarkson or Kris Dunn-type guard, a guy who can fill a role for a decade or so doing one thing really well. George, so far, doesn't do any one thing very well. And most nights he's unwatchable, but against the Milwaukee Bucks, he put on his best outing to date.

In what we hope is a sign of things to come, the rookie point guard scored 19 points and had 10 rebounds, and two assists, all while shooting 7-13 (53.8%) from the floor and 5-9 from three (55.6%) from three.

He finished the game with a +16 BPM, fourth-highest on the team for the night. He was a star on Sunday and it gave so much hope into what George can become. Yet, the biggest reason to note this as his best game yet was the fact he played the entire fourth quarter and was part of the squad that held the Bucks to just 13 points.

That's a team that includes Giannis Antetokounmpo and Damian Lillard. These aren't slubs, and George was keyed up on Lillard for a good portion of the play. His defense still needs work, the Bucks were atrocious at hitting shots in the last quarter of action, but George was unrelenting all day long on Lillard, and it showed in the fourth.

There's so much potential with George, and while we don't personally believe his ceiling is so high that he should be untradeable, the player you get back better be a Devin Booker, Luka Doncic type guy. Someone who instantly makes the team better and transforms them into a true-blue contender.

Trading him for someone like James Harden just wouldn't cut it. George's ceiling may be unknown at the moment but there is hope that he can deliver on the hype many Utah Jazz and NBA fans at large have for him.

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