One more day, folks.
Only a few more hours until the miraculous, hope-spawning phenomenon that is the NBA Draft. It's an exciting time for every franchise, when the worst teams select the players they hope will take them to the promised land while the best teams look down on them and laugh in casual pity. As for the teams in the middle? They just try not to screw it up.
That's an oversimplification, though. The truth is, there are always good players hiding in the wings (in the theatrical sense), waiting for savvy teams to yank them into the spotlight. That feels particularly true this year, in a draft that looks to be exceedingly deep. It's just a matter of sifting through the ordinary to find the extraordinary.
Easier said than done, huh? Probably. So in the interest of helping you make a decision, the Brew Hoop staff has compiled a handy list of hard-hitting analysis on each of the major prospects being tossed around the Bucks' draft slot. Stick with us and we shall not lead you astray. Assuming, of course, that we all agree to draft the guy who will have the best NBA career. THAT'S WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR, EVERYBODY. THE GUY WHO TURNS OUT TO BE THE BEST.
Please note that many of these assessments were written before the Bucks made their big deal with the Houston Rockets, so we may seem dumb out of context. I assure you we are not. We are all experts who know everything about everything.
Steve: When I create-a-player on NBA 2K11 (I'm cheap and never purchased 2K12, what of it?), he usually looks a lot like Perry Jones. When I put him on the court and he doesn't score 30 points or dominate opposing defenders, I just reset the game and start over until he does. He's supposed to dominate. Unfortunately, the real NBA has no such reset button for when things go wrong. Maybe he beats the odds and maximizes his potential, but something tells me he will be a guy that just shows brief flashes and leaves everyone saying "WHY DOESN'T HE JUST DO THAT EVERY TIME???"
Despite the size and speed to constantly create mismatches in theory, Jones rarely makes much of his physical advantages on the court, as Joseph Treutlein of Draft Express explains: