NBA Draft 2013: Milwaukee Bucks Draft Preview

Mar 17, 2013; Milwaukee, WI, USA; The Milwaukee Bucks logo during the game against the Orlando Magic at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Milwaukee won 115-109. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

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With Brandon Jennings, J.J. Redick, and Monta Ellis in various stages of free agency, the Bucks’ scouting honchos are scanning the draft class for guards, guards, and more guards.

That’s not to say that a forward or center is out the realm of possibility entirely — especially since the Bucks have long maintained a policy of drafting for talent and trading/signing for need — but with just one guard under contract, spots need to be filled.

To be brutally honest, Redick and Ellis loathed their tenures in Milwaukee and both will likely bolt.  The Bucks have a little more rein over Jennings, a restricted free agent.  Even though it may not be in the team’s best interest to sign Jennings, they probably will just do it to keep hold onto of the talent on the roster.  The end result would be a filled point guard tandem of Jennings and Ish Smith and lots of holes at shooting guard.

So that leaves two obvious possibilities: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Jamaal Franklin.  The Bucks would probably prefer Caldwell-Pope, who is the better shooter of the pair, but Franklin’s athleticism (6′ 11.5″ wingspan, 9.5 rebounds per game) makes him a likely choice as well, especially if Caldwell-Pope is gone when the Bucks pick at the #15 spot.

Topics: 2013 NBA Draft, Milwaukee Bucks

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