The Milwaukee Bucks are going to have a top five lottery pick in the 2014 NBA Draft and will most likely target one of the frontcourt blue chip players available. Unless Dante Exum is best available, the Bucks need to consider drafting a shooting guard at the top of the second round. Gary Harris would be a great addition if he is available when the Bucks pick.
Currently Harris is projected to go in the late lottery/latter part of the first round, but should a few players move up, Harris could fall into Milwaukee’s lap. At 6-foot-4, Harris has good size and brings both an offensive and defensive game with him. In his second year, Harris improved his scoring almost 40 percent, finishing at almost 17 points per game. He needs to work on his ball control, but it appears scoring at the next level will not be an issue.
The Bucks are thin at shooting guard position, with injury-and-slump rattled O.J. Mayo and the young Nate Wolters providing the only depth at the two. Harris’ shooting will bring points to an offensively starved team and his defense will complement the system already in place.
When you finish last in the league, one player isn’t going to fix all problems. The Bucks need to get their lottery pick right but also add depth if possible. Bucks have been successful finding talent in the second round and hope to strike gold again. If Harris slips to them, the Bucks will indeed get a good player.
David is a NBA writer for Rant Sports. Follow David S. Grant on Twitter @david_s_grant