Dante Exum could move into top two in NBA Draft


According to ESPN’s resident NBA draft expert Chad Ford, there is an interesting development when it comes to the second pick of this June’s draft.

Caveat: if Andrew Wiggins is available at two, that is who the Bucks will select in all likelihood.

If Wiggins goes first overall to the Cleveland Cavaliers, a very strong possibility, things get interesting at two. Milwaukee would most certainly covet center Joel Embiid. However, teams have not be privy to a physical from the young man and don’t know the extent of his back health/injury.

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If they cannot get him in for a physical before draft day, the Bucks may take Australian point guard Dante Exum instead of Duke forward Jabari Parker. The possibility of the previously believed, dead-set top three to be shuffled is because Parker plays the same position as Milwaukee’s best young talent: Giannis Antetokounmpo. They would be better served to select the point guard Exum and slide Brandon Knight to the two, a position he is perfectly capable of playing.

There are many working parts to this scenario, but for a top three that was supposed to be unbreachable, it is a compelling case Ford makes.