The Milwaukee Bucks were sitting pretty with the No. 2 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft as they could take either Andrew Wiggins or Jabari Parker and walk away with a player who could be the No. 1 pick in most years.
After a 15-win season, the Bucks are hopeful their new face of the franchise can lead them to the postseason. Minutes after the Cleveland Cavaliers drafted Andrew Wiggins with the No. 1 overall pick, the Bucks were on the clock and drafted former Duke small forward, Jabari Parker, second overall.
The Bucks finished 28th in points per game, 24th in rebounds and 17th in assists per game en route to losing 67 games, so Parker has a lot of work to do to get this team moving in the right direction, but the fans of the Bucks and the NBA believe Parker will fare well in Milwaukee which is a short drive to his hometown of Chicago.
Here is a sampling of the reaction from Twitter after the Bucks made Parker their first round pick.
The Bucks owners just hi-fived after Andrew Wiggins announcement. They are very happy to get Jabari Parker.
— Andy Katz (@ESPNAndyKatz) June 26, 2014
The Cavs will regret not picking Jabari Parker…
— Sports Edits™ (@AthleteEditz) June 26, 2014
Jabari Parker gets his wish. He’ll start his career 90 miles up the road in Milwaukee. #bullsdraft
— Mark Schanowski (@MarkSchanowski) June 26, 2014
Jabari Parker the most nba ready out of anybody in the draft
— YOUNG OG (@EatinYallFood) June 26, 2014
Bucks get the steal in Jabari Parker, will pair him with Giannis Antetokounmpo in the front court. Solid building blocks #Bucks
— Christos Pappas (@Cpappas36) June 26, 2014
Parker led Duke in points and rebounds in his lone season with the Blue Devils and should be a future All-Star for the Bucks in the near future.