2024 NBA Draft Team Preview – Milwaukee Bucks

THE 2024 National Basketball Association (NBA) Draft is rapidly approaching, with each team making their final preparations ahead of adding some young talent to the best competition in the world.

There are some seriously impressive prospects available, with the crop stretching all around the globe as more international players begin to gain recognition. Suddenly, the collegiate system is not the only method to joining the NBA, which has allowed a broader range of players to compete at the top level.

With the NBA wrapping up the 2023/24 season as we speak, the teams already eliminated have spent the past few weeks considering which players they will select to prepare for the future, and the recent Draft Lottery saw the official order determined.

With that in mind, Rookie Me Central will be taking a look at each team and how their draft will potentially pan out on June 26-27. With all 30 sides in their own unique situation, there is plenty to unpack ahead of the next injection of exciting players.

The final side on the agenda for the week are the Milwaukee Bucks, who struggled with a lack of consistency throughout the 2023/24 season, but will undoubtedly be among the contending sides next season.

Milwaukee Bucks

Draft Selections

23, 33

Contracted Players

Giannis Antetokounmpo, Damian Lillard, Khris Middleton, Brook Lopez, Bobby Portis, Pat Connaughton, MarJon Beauchamp, AJ Green, Chris Livingston, Andre Jackson Jr.

The Bucks entered the 2023/24 NBA season with two of the biggest stars in the competition in Antetokounmpo and Lillard, but could not make it deep enough into the playoffs to trouble the team to beat in Boston, despite plenty of comparisons throughout the fixture between the sides.

However, with two picks (10 selections apart), the Bucks will be able to fill any of the voids in their roster that let them down last year.

With their first selection, an interesting pick for the Bucks would be former NBL Next Star Bobi Klintman, who offers size and spot up shooting. Putting Klintman on this roster would make for some interesting lineups, as he would pair nicely next to Antetokounmpo with his ability to stretch the floor, which would be the Ying to the Greek Freak’s Yang given how dominant he is in the paint.

Another potential option could be Kel’el Ware, a seven-foot-one center. With Lopez reaching the twilight of his career, Milwaukee’s frontcourt stocks are dropping, and Ware has demonstrated himself as a powerful rim protection and bring floor spacing to the table as well.

With the 33rd pick, the Bucks could grab combo forward KJ Simpson, who stormed into draft contention after a breakout season with California. He averaged 19.5 points per game, and looks every part an NBA player with his shotmaking and ball-handling.

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