The Milwaukee Bucks finished the 2013–14 NBA season with a dismal 15–67 record. With an extremely high chance of earning the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft and selecting Joel Embiid, Jabari Parker or Andrew Wiggins, the Bucks will need to hit on their other draft picks as well if they are to have success. One player that they could draft late in the second round who could help the team almost immediately is former Florida Gator, Casey Prather.
Prather was a key piece in leading the Gators to the 2014 SEC Title and a 2014 Final Four appearance. Averaging 14 points a game and five rebounds, he has consistently improved every year in his time with Billy Donovan at Florida. However, the most impressive statistics for Prather have to be his 40 percent three-point percentage and his 60 percent field-goal percentage. He doesn’t take many shots, but when he does they usually go in.
Not only would Prather be a great fit for the Bucks, but they could probably trade back their No. 48 pick to later in the second round and still pick him up. Sometimes, when there is a player going to the draft as highly underrated as Prather, it can pay off in a big way by taking a chance.
With Milwaukee looking for new players at every position, a role-player like Prather could come in handy. He is used to playing with a team around him that is considered more talented than he is and could contribute off the bench almost immediately for Milwaukee.