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The "I'm Bored" Draft Board


Ok I admit, I am bored of the season. The only thing to look forward to is the development(If Skiles allows it)of Harris, Sanders and Leuer. On one of the posts a few of us got talking about the draft and who we would like to see as a Buck. That got me to researching a few mock drafts and seeing what the consensus was in terms of player ratings.

After the jump I'll list the ten most consistently ranked players with a NBA player comparison(Waltersfootball.com)at the end

1. Anthony Davis PF Freshman Marcus Camby

2. Andre Drummond C Freshman Somewhere between Kwame and Dwight

3. Harrison Barnes SF Sophomore T-Mac(Early version)

4. Thomas Robinson PF Junior Poor man's Blake Griffin

5. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist SF Freshman Gerald Wallace

6. Jeremy Lamb SG Sophomore Kevin Martin

7. Jared Sullinger PF Sophomore Elton Brand

8. Bradley Beal SG Freshman Ray Allen

9. Perry Jones PF Sophomore Anthony Randolph

10. John Henson PF Sophomore Cross between JaVale Mcgee and Hakim Warrick

Some other players mentioned frequently: Meyers Leonard C, Tyler Zeller C, Arnett Moultrie PF, Kendall Marshall, Terrence Ross SG, Terrence Jones PF(Did he make a mistake financially in going back to school)

The way it's looking right now the Bucks will likely be drafting at the bottom of the top 10. Barring any major changes(Jennings/Bogut)I see the biggest positional needs as SG and PF which is great because there is depth at both spots. I'd also like to try to get a second 1st round pick as this draft looks quite deep and we could possibly fill both needs.

Feel free to comment on a player you would like to see drafted by the Bucks, my early season favourite is Arnett Moultrie who has been jumping up boards but may be a reach in the top 10.

Strengths:

  • Athleticism
  • Strength
  • Plays with great effort
  • Rebounding
  • Natural feel as an offensive rebounder
  • Handles the ball well for his size
  • Nice face-up game
  • Can power dribble attack the basket
  • Solid moves on the block
  • Turnaround jumper
  • Runs the floor well
  • Leaping ability
  • Decent mid-range game
  • Free throw shooting
  • Lateral quickness and long arms makes him an effective perimeter defender
  • Should be able to play either frontcourt position at next level
  • Weaknesses:
  • Inconsistent outside shooter
  • Too often settles for jump shots rather than being aggressive and getting to the rim
  • All-around offensive game still could use some polishing
  • Could probably add some more muscle
  • Shot blocking

    Summary: Moultrie has made an even bigger impact in his first year with the Bulldogs after sitting out a year because he transferred in from UTEP. He is a double-double threat on a nightly basis and also has a fairly well-rounded offensive game for someone his size. At the beginning of the season, his projection for the 2012 NBA Draft was somewhere late in the first round, but he is looking more and more like a possible late lottery pick.

    Player Comparison: Al Horford/Jordan Hill. I see Moultrie with a ceiling of Horford and a basement of Jordan Hill. Moultrie has the combination of size, strength and athleticism like Horford with the ability to operate on the block or use his quickness to attack slower defenders off the bounce. If Moultrie fills out a bit more, he could be a center at the next level but is probably better suited playing the four. Both Horford and Hill can play either frontcourt position but struggle against legitamate NBA centers.
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