The Milwaukee Bucks were probably hoping to land the number one overall pick after finishing with a league-worst record of 15-67. However, the Cleveland Cavaliers jumped up from the ninth-overall pick to the number one-overall pick, leaving the Bucks with the second-overall pick.
The Bucks still may get their man and if not getting their second choice of former Kansas Jayhawks’ center Joel Embiid, his former Jayhawks’ teammate, forward Andrew Wiggins, former Duke Blue Devils’ forward Jabari Parker and Australian point guard Dante Exum isn’t a bad consolation price.
The Bucks are apparently of the same beflire – Yannis Koutroupis of Basketball Insiders does not expect the Bucks to trade the second-overall pick.
Hey Yannis, love the chat.
Alec Burks came on really strong at the end of last year. Do you think he can establish himself as the #2 scoring option on a good team? Also, you think the Jazz could pry the 2nd pick away from Milwaukee with 5, Kanter or Burke, and some future 1st rounders?
I don’t think the Bucks have any interest in letting that pick go. They want one of the top three players in this draft and that package just isn’t good enough. Burks and Kanter aren’t going to entice them to move down enough. If you’re talking about Trey Burke, I just don’t see it because there’s a dropoff outside of the top three and landing Burke doesn’t justify missing out on one of the top three guys in my opinion.
The Bucks have recently been connected to Exum and could possibly move Brandon Knight to shooting guard or even trade him.