Two primary components in the Milwaukee Bucks' youth movement arrived in the late July trade that sent point guard Brandon Jennings to the Detroit Pistons.
The key figure in the deal from the Bucks perspective was 21-year-old point guard Brandon Knight a third-year pro who will not turn 22 until Dec. 2.
But that is not to discount 22-year-old small forward Khris Middleton who was injured for much of his rookie season with the Pistons.
Both players were impressive in the Bucks' 102-99 exhibition loss at Memphis on Tuesday night.
Knight penetrated the Grizzlies defense looked for and took his shot when he had it and scored a team-high 19 points on 8-of-16 shooting while adding five rebounds and four assists.
Middleton was scoreless in 8 first-half minutes but sank 7 of 10 shots in the second half and scored 15 points in 17 minutes after intermission.
It was an important outing for the 6-foot-3 Knight being counted on by the Bucks to step into the spot filled by Jennings for the ...