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Deep Threat: Bucks take Jodie Meeks 41st

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Meeks had a 10 minute highlight reel against Tennessee

I was desperately hoping DeJuan Blair might slip a few more spots, but instead the Bucks settled on Kentucky scoring machine Jodie Meeks.  Especially with Richard Jefferson gone, the Bucks are short on perimeter scorers so Meeks could certainly play a role as a floor-spacer off the bench.  Meeks led Kentucky with 23.7 ppg on .463/.406/.902 shooting, including three games of 45+ points.  At 6'4" and 211 pounds, he's got a short wingspan (6'4.5") but a good max vert (37") and he's supposed to be a reasonable defender. He doesn't rebound, pass, or create his own shot that well, but he's got the makings of a good role player and could steal minutes from Charlie Bell.

Among others, the Bucks passed on Jerel McNeal, Danny Green, Nick Calathes, Ahmad Nivins, and Chase Budinger (what happened to him?).  We'll see if it pans out.