Our beloved Milwaukee Bucks now have possession of the No. 2 overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, so it's time to discuss draft scenarios and evaluate the landscape in relation to top prospects and potential sleepers. The Cleveland Cavaliers shocked the world and jumped to No. 1 for the third time in four years (note: SERIOUSLY?), and that outcome is enough to irritate anyone oustide of Ohio, but there's certainly an upside to keeping a big market darling like the Los Angeles Lakers away from Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Joel Embiid and Dante Exum.
With the Cavaliers, Bucks, Sixers, Magic and Jazz rounding out the top five in this draft, the risk of agents pushing clients to dodge Milwaukee for workouts is much lower. We can at least be thankful for that development, right?
Hearing that now that the dust has settled, agents resigned to fate, posturing expected to be fairly minimal. No huge market at top of draft— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) May 21, 2014
In fact, we already have a report that Parker, Wiggins and Embiid will all likely perform in individual workouts for teams with the top three picks. Hooray!
The second pick opens up a world of opportunities to the Bucks, and in our Draft Lottery reaction podcast Steve von Horn and Frank Madden touch on a multitude scenarios and considerations. What prospects belong in the top tier of the draft class? Should the Bucks consider a trade down to acquire an additional pick from the Sixers, Magic or Kings? What price would be acceptable to pay for a shot at Marcus Smart, Kyle Anderson or any player on the next tier of talent?
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Podcast: Breaking down the 2014 NBA Draft with @SBNationNBA 's @Pflanns http://t.co/fOEVzEsbIn - This was a really fun one. You'll enjoy it— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) May 23, 2014