We can either talk about the train wreck that the 2013-14 Milwaukee Bucks have become, or we can focus on the bright stars of the 2014 NBA Draft class that could possibly transition the franchise into bigger and better things down the line. We have chosen to fixate on Joel Embiid, Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Dante Exum, Julius Randle, Marcus Smart, and the other gems of the NBA Draft that will potentially be within Milwaukee's reach this summer. Can you blame us?
There are plenty of interesting draft issues to discuss beyond the hierarchy at the top of the lottery. Syracuse point guard Tyler Ennis has played extremely well this season, and his stock is reportedly on the rise. How high could he go? Zach LaVine of UCLA vaulted into the top-10 on Chad Ford's Big Board over a month ago, but he's still listed in the 30s on the Draft Express top-100. What gives there?
Sam Vecenie of SB Nation's Cavaliers blog and Ohio State Buckeyes blog did an excellent job of answering tough draft-related questions and facilitating productive conversations in our first run at this (Part 1 | Part 2), and we're very excited that he has agreed to come back for another round of intense draft talk. Sam will drop by around 8 p.m. CT to answer questions, and then Tyler Lashbrook of SB Nation's Magic blog and its prolific NBA Newsdesk will join in the fun and respond to inquiries around 9:30 p.m. CT.
Sam has already posted some excellent content breaking down the point guards and the shooting guards of this class, and I highly recommend that you read through both of those stories before the discussion kicks off tonight. There's a great mix of scouting and statistical analysis in each piece, and Sam lays out the guard landscape really well.
Tyler has recently written about the quietly excellent season Tyler Ennis is putting together, and a really good performance by Andrew Wiggins against TCU. Again, I recommend checking those out to get caught up on the latest prospect news.