Grading the Milwaukee Bucks’ NBA Draft
2nd Overall Pick: Jabari Parker
It was no surprise that the Milwaukee Bucks have wanted Jabari Parker for quite some time now, and just as most expected, they got their man moments after the NBA Draft started with the No. 2 overall pick. There’s no doubt that Parker is the most NBA-ready with one of the most offensively polished games we have seen from a rookie in recent years. Parker will come in and immediately become the Bucks’ primary option offensively. In addition to his passion for winning and drive to be the best, the Bucks got themselves a future superstar in this draft.
31st Overall Pick: Damien Inglis
Although he will still need some additional development before he finds himself seeing a significant amount of playing time, Damien Inglis (out of France) was a huge pick up for the Bucks. At 6-foot-8 with a 7-foot-3 wingspan, Inglis will bring tons of size in addition to his exceptional athleticism. Inglis is a solid defender and excels in transition when attacking the rim. But his greatest asset happens to be his passing ability, which could allow him to run on the wing alongside Parker. Overall, this was a great pickup for Milwaukee.
36th Overall Pick: Johnny O’Bryant III
For the value of where he was taken in the draft with the 36th pick, Johnny O’Bryant III (out of LSU) was a great pickup for a Bucks team that needs quite a bit of help around the paint. O’Bryant has a wide arsenal of moves in the post considering he is able to use his quickness to get around bigger bodies while still going blow-for-blow with the heavy hitters. O’Bryant proved he can be the go-to-guy at LSU after leading the Tigers in scoring, and although he won’t need to dominate in Milwaukee that way, it will definitely be a huge addition to a weak frontcourt.