2013 NBA Draft: Milwaukee Bucks Find Monta Ellis Replacement With Ricky Ledo

By Shannon Brown

The Milwaukee Bucks selected Ricky Ledo in the second round of the NBA Draft. No doubt Ledo will be stepping in to fill the shoes of Monta Ellis, who opted to become a free agent. He could also fill bigger shoes should the Bucks lose their point guard Brandon Jennings. This is a good pick for the Bucks, as they get a player who can play at the one sport or the two. Ledo should fit in nicely for new head coach Larry Drew. Ledo will most likely start right away, and will get a chance to prove himself. The Bucks are a young team, and Ledo will be given a chance to grow into his role.

The Bucks drafted a solid player in the first round getting Giannis Adetokunbo, and now they can add Ledo to that list to complement him. Drew, who came over from the Atlanta Hawks, would be a great mentor for the young guard. He helped Jeff Teague be the player he is today, and also is a coach with a history of winning and being in the playoffs. The Bucks aren’t a team that is going to make a splash right away, and be title contenders in the next couple of season. They are still growing as players, and even with the loss of Ellis and maybe Jennings, they still have a good group of young players to develop into good NBA players.

Ledo brings another scoring option to this team, and his skills have been compared to Nate Robinson. Robinson is a player who can get hot in a second. If Ledo can bring half of that in his first season, Bucks fans will have a reason to get excited.

Shannon Brown is a writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @shanman201. “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your Google network.

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