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Bucks 2015 NBA Draft Reactions: Digesting the Rashad Vaughn pick and Greivis Vasquez trade

The Bucks bolstered their backcourt with a trade and a first-round pick during the 2015 NBA Draft. We discuss the impact of these moves in our latest podcast episode.

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The 2015 NBA Draft quickly transformed into a busy night for the Milwaukee Bucks. A trade for Raptors point guard Greivis Vasquez leveraged the value of a future first-round pick and extra cap space, and then at No. 17 overall the Bucks selected UNLV shooting guard Rashad Vaughn. Both of these moves addressed a serious need (shooting), but neither maneuver came across as a bona fide long-term solution. Vasquez has only one year remaining on his contract, but he represents an upgrade as a backup guard. Vaughn boasts raw talent and a scorer's mentality, but there are questions about his athleticism (he's also working to recover from injury) and breadth of skills at the next level.

In the latest Brew Hoop podcast episode, we discuss the Vasquez trade and the Vaughn pick in the broader context of the roster, as well as the other 2015 NBA Draft prospects that slipped past the Bucks at 17 (R.J. Hunter, Bobby Portis, etc.). Vaughn reminds us a bit of O.J. Mayo, which makes him a bit of a tough sell. On the flip side, the sheer volume of his three-point shooting suggests the Bucks are serious about balancing the offense a bit more going forward. Take a listen to get our thoughts on the night and see how we work our way through a challenging series of events that unfolded on draft night.

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