The 2021 NBA Draft will take place on July 29. With the draft coming up, The Game Haus will be doing draft profiles for each NBA team. NBA squads will be analyzed, team needs will be addressed and potential targets will be discussed.
Today, the Milwaukee Bucks’ 2021 NBA Draft Profile will be presented.
The draft should be among Bucks fans’ least concerns given the team currently holds a dangerous lead in the Finals. However, this team generally lacks in young talent, and any free help for the Bench Mob will surely be welcome. Indeed, while this decision may not be the most pressing one for GM Jon Horst, it will be an interesting one nonetheless.
Milwaukee doesn’t exactly have a treasure trove of options this season. It doesn’t really seem as though they needed one, anyway. The Bucks have just one pick to meddle over this summer, which they acquired from Houston in the P.J. Tucker deal.
First Round: None
Second Round: No. 31
Bench Options: The Bucks already have a decent bench rotation of Bobby Portis, Pat Connaughton, Bryn Forbes, and others, but solid role players are always good to have around—especially when they’ll be signed for the minimum. The more, the merrier, concerning the Bench Mob.
Project Players: With Giannis, Khris, and Jrue all signed long-term, it’s safe to assume the Bucks will continue to be contenders in the coming years. With that established, the Bucks can afford to draft a raw prospect to develop over many seasons.
Luka Garza: The burly 6’11” Iowa senior is most likely not going to hear his name in the first round, but his college stats are almost cartoonish. This season, Garza averaged 24.1 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 1.6 blocks on 55% from the field and 44% from 3. Those are video-game numbers. If the Bucks do pick him, he’ll have an excellent low-post mentor in Brook Lopez, and plenty of room to operate off the bench.
B.J. Boston: What the Bucks do with Boston, exactly, is unclear. But that’s the magic of contenders’ draft picks: they don’t necessarily have to do anything. Such is the case with B.J. Boston, who disappointed in his lone year at the University of Kentucky. One thing he certainly holds, though, is upside. Boston’s ceiling is a lanky scorer like Brandon Ingram. His floor, on the other hand… well, that’s beside the point. If the Bucks want to have a little side hobby while contending for chips, developing Boston could definitely be one.
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