What will the Bucks' draft decisions say about Monta Ellis' future?
On June 28, 2012 at 6 p.m. CT, everyone will stop looking at mock drafts and start looking at the real 2012 NBA Draft picks. Until that time, smokescreens and draft rumors will flood the web as teams try to conceal their true intentions and shelter their preferred prospects. The Milwaukee Bucks hold the No. 12 pick, but they need something far more than what a typical No. 12 pick offers to really make a huge jump into the top half of the NBA's Eastern Conference. Will they make a trade up? Could they move down and get another playable piece from another team's roster?
Tyler Zeller, Meyers Leonard, John Henson, Terrence Jones and Perry Jones III have all worked out for the team and a couple guys from that group will likely be around when the Bucks are supposed to be on the clock, but other top prospects like Jeremy Lamb and Austin Rivers could also entice John Hammond and company. Any selection will say something about how the Bucks feel about their roster -- Monta Ellis. Ekpe Udoh, Larry Sanders and unrestricted free agent Ersan Ilyasova will all be paying close attention -- but do some moves make more sense than others? For a scintillating NBA Draft conversation, you can listen or subscribe on iTunes, click to listen or Download this episode (right click and save) on your smartphone or just hit the flash player below:
Do you think the Milwaukee Bucks will stand pat and draft at No. 12 overall?
Yes. They will take someone they've worked out at that spot (90 votes)
No. They will trade DOWN and find another player or someone they worked out who slipped. (48 votes)
No. They will trade UP to get someone projected in the top-10. (57 votes)
Not sure. I'm excited about all options, and I treat them equally at this point. (49 votes)
244 total votes