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):
| New Orleans ||Anthony Davis||C||Kentucky|
| Charlotte ||Thomas Robinson||PF||Kansas|
| Washington ||Bradley Beal||SG||Florida|
| Sacramento ||Harrison Barnes||SF||North Carolina|
| Portland ||Andre Drummond||C||Connecticut|
| Golden State ||John Henson||PF||North Carolina|
| Toronto ||Jeremy Lamb||SG||Connecticut|
| Detroit ||Arnett Moultrie||PF/C||Miss. State|
| Boston ||Tyler Zeller||F/C||North Carolina|
I’m going with …
Player name: Perry Jones III
Position: Power Forward
Weight: 234 lbs.
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.