The Milwaukee Bucks own the No. 2 selection in the upcoming 2014 NBA Draft, but many pundits seem perplexed as to what they plan to do with the selection.
While many believe it will be Joel Embiid who is taken first overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers, that leaves the Bucks in a bit of a bind considering they reportedly have their eyes set on Embiid themselves.
The most likely player to go second is Embiid’s teammate at Kansas, Andrew Wiggins, though there has been speculation that Milwaukee could opt to go a different route. They’re certainly feeding into that suggestion as today they worked out Australian point guard, Dante Exum.
Exum has been a bit of a problem child leading up to the draft as his father suggested he’d only play for the Boston Celtics or Los Angeles Lakers, though he laster softened that stance a bit stating his son would work out for teams who hold the top four picks.
The elusiveness (combined with Exum’s talent and size) has apparently paid off as the point guard was a likely top ten picks months ago, though has seemingly emerged as a near lock to be selected in the top five which is why the Bucks apparently decided to bring him in.
So how did it all go? That remains a mystery, much like Exum himself as his agent declined an interview request, per Gery Woelful.
“Dante Exum worked out for Bucks today. He politely declined interview, per his agent Rob Pelinka’s instructions.”
Exum himself seems like a kind kid, though, his handlers seem determined to shape the early portion of his career.