The Brew Hoop community has selected Jan Vesely with the ninth pick on the draft board. Vesely is a player defined by his athleticism, being known around the world for his highlight dunks. While he isn't a guy you necessarily want handling the ball on the perimeter, there probably isn't a player in this draft more at home streaking up the wings in transition. His size and length serves him well against other small forwards, but you'd like to see him utilize that athleticism on defense a bit more. There's a question of whether he has the quickness to check smaller 3s on the perimeter, and his pace-adjusted shot blocking is still below what one might expect. He also struggles from the line, shooting under 50%. Still, his incredible motor and physical talents are very intriguing, and if teams believe his occasional runs of success from behind the arc could become the norm, expect to see Vesely off the board early. Picks so far:
1. Derrick Williams - F, Arizona
2. Kyrie Irving - PG, Duke
3. Enes Kanter - C, Kentucky
4. Brandon Knight - G, Kentucky
5. Kemba Walker - PG, UConn
6. Alec Burks - SG, Colorado
7. Bismack Biyombo - PF/C, International
8. Kawhi Leonard - SF, San Diego St.
9. Jan Vesely - SF, International
Pick the player YOU would like the Bucks to select, assuming they were drafting at each position - this ain't no mock draft. Essentially what we're looking for is a ranking of each prospective draftee. That means you should take into account need, potential, or (trade) value, and consider which other players are still available. We're not experts, but it should be a fun and interesting way of gauging the community's general opinions on this draft class.
Feel free to defend/brag about your selection in the comments, and let us know of any non-obvious choices you think should be included in the next poll. Also, if you select the option, "My preferred choice isn't listed," please leave your pick in the comments, but please be clear about it (eg. "My choice for pick #X on the board is ______"). That will make it easier for us to tally the results if there isn't an obvious top choice in the poll.