Milwaukee Bucks’ Need For Speed
For Milwaukee Bucks fans, the 2014 NBA Draft can’t come soon enough. At present, the Bucks are two games below Philadelphia 76ers, putting them in prime position for the most ping pong balls and a chance at the No. 1 pick. The current roster is young, versatile and can be exciting in the open court. Milwaukee would be wise to select a player who complements this style versus slowing it down.
At the small forward position, both Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker possess the skills to get up and down the court and score. Parker moves well without the ball and can score in volumes, while Wiggins naturally does everything well, especially without the ball. If the Bucks are looking for lots of scoring, Parker provides good floor spacing and can get hot, keeping the scoring heat index on high.
Wiggins doesn’t project to score as often, but is the overall better full-court player. The problem for the Bucks is scoring, so they may consider Parker more of a need even if Wiggins is the best available.
At the center and power forward position, Joel Embiid and Julius Randle are the best bets. Both run well for big men, but are more effective in the half-court; each have the ability to post up and position them for rebounding. Important to note, the Bucks already have Larry Sanders and John Henson, two lanky big men who run the floor fairly well.
This could be tricky for Milwaukee as they analyze the top picks and figure out which player will fit into their system and create an uptempo offense. Hopefully, one man will prove to do both.
David is a NBA writer for Rant Sports. Follow David S. Grant on Twitter @david_s_grant