Jon Horst kept tonight’s second round entertaining at least as the Milwaukee Bucks made a series of transactions that eventually resulted in them acquiring the draft rights to SMU’s Sterling Brown from Philadelphia who took him with the 46th pick. Milwaukee also selected Sindarious Thornwell with the 48th pick, but traded his rights to the Los Angeles Clippers according to Shams Charania. There are no further details on the transactions or cash considerations involved in Milwaukee’s moves at the time of publication.
Sources: Milwaukee is acquiring Philadelphia's No.46 overall pick for Sterling Brown.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 23, 2017
Sources: Clippers are acquiring Sindarius Thornwell from Milwaukee with the No. 48 overall pick in the NBA Draft.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 23, 2017
All of that frenetic second round action results in Milwaukee acquiring the shooting guard from SMU, as the Bucks selected yet another aged prospect in the second round with Brown at 22-years-old. Brown caught scout’s eyes after shooting a sterling 45% from three during his four years in school. While Brown doesn't have the most explosive game, his 6’10” wingspan makes him project as a potential 3-and-D prospect who could help fill a hole should Snell’s price tag elevate to unseemly levels.
Brown’s strength should allow him to body up against larger defenders, and his defensive potential seems to fit in well among the elastic switchability of Milwaukee’s roster defensively. His ability to create off the dribble remains acutely inert apparently, and he'll often settle for jump shots due to a lack of athleticism and potential to reach the rim. Still, Brown projects as the kind of wing prospect Milwaukee should be targeting with their limited backcourt talent. He shouldn't be asked to create or work outside of his traditional skill set, which could minimize some of the more deficient portions of his game. Brown seems like a worthwhile wing to add to Milwaukee’s stable.