The NBA Draft is just around the corner and teams are starting to hammer out their final draft strategies. Now that we know who will be picking where when the draft kicks off in late June, teams are starting to more accurately project where players will go and who might be on the board when they go on the clock.
As Chad Ford of ESPN.com points out, the Milwaukee Bucks are one of many teams interested in Australian guard Dante Exum and he could end up going to them with the No. 3 overall pick should the Cavaliers and Sixers pass on him. However, Ford does note that the uncertainty in the front office makes Exum more of a wild card than he ever has been at No. 3 overall.
That’s the golden question though, as bot the Cavaliers and Sixers are high on Exum and could take him with one of the top two picks in the draft. Cleveland seems to be eyeing either Jabari Parker or Andrew Wiggins while it’s highly likely that the 76ers take whoever the Cavaliers pass on out of those two players.
That would leave the Bucks with a choice between Exum and Kansas center Joel Embiid, who may not be too keen on playing for the Bucks especially since they have Larry Sanders locked down long term. That leaves Exum or Julius Randle as top remaining options for the Bucks and that scenario seems to have Exum ranked above Randle.
It could go either way and we have no idea who will trade around or reach for players in the first batch of picks but the fact of the matter remains the Bucks are a real possibility to draft Exum and he could help make the team exciting once again.