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A Super Early Look at Potential Milwaukee Bucks Prospects

Who are some initial options for Milwaukee to scope out ahead of the draft?

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The NBA lottery happened on Tuesday May 15th, and while the Milwaukee Bucks had no chance winning the lottery and the first overall pick, the results may influence some of Milwaukee’s offseason moves and draft prospects depending on who gets drafted where. Listed below are players that could possibly be available for the Bucks at 17. We will breakdown some of the players more in-depth in the lead up to the draft. Obviously some of these players could go into the Top 10 but stranger things have happened and the Bucks should cast a wide net. For the sake of time and questions, the following players were not considered due to their high rankings

  • Luka Doncic
  • DeAndre Ayton
  • Jaren Jackson Jr.
  • Marvin Bagley III
  • Mo Bamba
  • Trae Young
  • Michael Porter Jr.
  • Wendell Carter Jr.
  • Miles Bridges
  • Mikal Bridges
  • Collin Sexton
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

Now let’s take a look at some possible prospects for Milwaukee that we will take a deeper look at in the next month:

Robert Williams (Texas A&M)

  • Center 6’ 9” 237 lbs
  • Age: 20
  • 10.4 PPG, 9.2 RPG

Zhaire Smith (Texas Tech)

  • Wing 6’ 5” 195lbs
  • Age: 19
  • 11.2 PPG, 1.2 SPG

Lonnie walker (Miami FL)

  • Guard/Wing 6’4” 206 lbs
  • Age: 19
  • 11.4 PPG 73.8 FT%

Keita Bates-Diop (Ohio State)

  • Wing 6’7” 235 lbs
  • Age: 22
  • 19.8 PPG 8.7 RPG

Mitchell Robinson (Chalmette High School)

  • Center 6’11” 215lbs
  • Age: 20
  • Skipped college to prepare for draft

Jalen Brunson (Villanova)

  • Point Guard 6’2” 200lbs
  • Age: 21
  • 18.9 PPG 40.8 3PT%

Jontay Porter (Missouri)

  • Center 6’10” 230lbs
  • Age: 18
  • 9.9 PPG 1.7 BPG

Khyri Thomas (Creighton)

  • Guard 6’3” 210lbs
  • Age: 22
  • 15.1 PPG 41.1 3PT%

Kevin Knox (Kentucky)

  • Wing 6’9” 205lbs
  • Age: 18
  • 15.6 PPG 5.4 RPG

Anfernee Simons (IMG Academy)

  • Guard 6’4” 183 lbs
  • Age: 18
  • Committed to Louisville but withdrew

These are the initial players that may be available for the Milwaukee Bucks at pick 17. The combine gave us a better look at some of these guys, at least in terms of measurables. You can view the full results of that exercise here. Be sure to follow us as we provide updates for the draft and feel free to put in the comments who you early preferences are for who Milwaukee should snag.