Discussing five potential prospect options for the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2017 NBA Draft.
The Milwaukee Bucks will pick 17th in the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft. With former general manager John Hammond leaving for the Orlando Magic, the Bucks promoted Justin Zanik and named him their interim GM. They are currently looking for a permanent GM, but that position won’t be filled until after the draft.
The fact that Milwaukee promoted from within makes it likely that the Bucks will follow the same formula that they’ve used in the past drafts with Hammond at the helm. The Bucks value length and upside, and don’t mind countering conventional wisdom. This strategy led them to land superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo and emerging star Thon Maker. The Bucks have embraced a tall ball strategy, while most of the league is trying to play small ball.
It’s likely that the Bucks will swing for the fences again with their first round pick and look for a boom-or-bust prospect with upside and length. Here are five likely scenarios for the Milwaukee Bucks’ first round pick.