The Milwaukee Bucks are on the fast track to the NBA Draft lottery and a top three pick. It also appears they will hold the top second round pick. One player, Glenn Robinson III, is projected in this range and is the son of the Bucks’ 1994 No. 1 draft pick Glenn Robinson.
Like his father, Robinson is a small forward, so a lot will depend on the Bucks’ need based on their first-round selection. They already have Giannis Antetokounmpo and could draft Jabari Parker in the first round — both are projected stars at the small forward position. Still, Robinson could be considered in a bench role.
Robinson’s strengths fit in with the Bucks’ needs. He is a strong finisher at the rim and has the build to become a good defender. Also, Robinson has an uncanny ability to take contact and use his explosiveness to cut in the lane. Pull up jumpers and range also project Robinson as a NBA ready player who shouldn’t be overwhelmed when the ball is in his hands.
Mostly a catch-and-shoot player, Robinson has struggled at times to create his own offense. In isolated situations he can hold his own, but perimeter pressure may trigger turnovers.
For a second-round pick, the Bucks can afford to take a chance on a player they believe will contribute in the future, if not right away off the bench. Robinson will provide some immediate offense as a catch-and-shoot forward and long-term potential on the defensive side. He looks and projects as a NBA player which is really all you can ask for in a second-round selection.
David is a NBA writer for Rant Sports. Follow David S. Grant on Twitter @david_s_grant