Mar 25, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Baylor Bears forward Perry Jones III (1) dunks against the Kentucky Wildcats during the second half in the finals of the south region of the 2012 NCAA men

FanSided NBA Mock Draft Pick No. 12: Milwaukee Bucks Select Perry Jones


The FanSided Network conducted a mock NBA Draft to get an idea of what the first-round of tomorrow’s draft might look like.  Each team’s head writer made the pick for his/her team.  With the Bucks selecting in the #12 spot, I had to wait out the first 11 picks and evaluate the remaining players to make a selection.  Below were the players picked before Milwaukee’s turn (Boston wiggled into the #10 spot in this mock draft via a trade among writers):

#
Team
Player
Pos
School
1
New Orleans
Anthony Davis C Kentucky
2
Charlotte
Thomas Robinson PF Kansas
3
Washington
Bradley Beal SG Florida
4
Cleveland Michael Kidd-Gilchrist SF Kentucky
5
Sacramento
Harrison Barnes SF North Carolina
6
Portland
Andre Drummond C Connecticut
7
Golden State
John Henson PF North Carolina
8
Toronto
Jeremy Lamb SG Connecticut
9
Detroit
Arnett Moultrie PF/C Miss. State
10
 Boston
Tyler Zeller F/C North Carolina
11
 Portland
Austin Rivers G Duke
12
Milwaukee ????? ?? ???

I’m going with …

Player name: Perry Jones III
Position: Power Forward
Height: 6’11″
Weight: 234 lbs.
School: Baylor

My personal draft strategy was to get the best player available, ignoring the fact that the Bucks already have a six-pack of power forwards.

I’m also ignoring the fact that Perry Jones tended toward invisibility in his time at Baylor.  Ignorance isn’t bliss, but I’m going to pretend it is until Thursday’s draft.

The Bucks need talent.  On skills alone, Jones is way ahead of most of the other players available in the late lottery.  He does best off cuts and in transition, according to Draft Express.  If that’s the case, he will fit right in with the motion offense Scott Skiles had in place last season.  He is nearly 7 feet tall in shoes, with a ridiculous 38.5-inch vertical leap.  The Bucks haven’t had that type of athlete since ___.  (I’ll let you fill in the blank.  I can’t.)

Oh, and he has a handle, too.

Take a chance, roll the dice, see if you can get a big-time player. (Or trade up or down.)

If he pans out, the Bucks may have the next Rasheed Wallace on their hands. If not, he can be the next Joe Alexander.

But that’s okay — there are a lot of Joe Alexanders out there.  Take a chance anyway.

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