Mar 23, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels forward John Henson (31) shoots as Ohio Bobcats forward Ivo Baltic (23) defends during the first half of the semifinals in the midwest region of the 2012 NCAA men

Milwaukee Bucks Links: Draft Possibilities Edition

Racine Journal Times: Gery Woefel says the Bucks could be interested in a big man!

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Charles Gardner says the Bucks could be interested in a guard!

Boy, we’re really narrowing down the possibilities here.

Sarcasm be damned — it’s a good thing. First, by looking at players of all shapes and sizes, the Bucks appear to be open to drafting the best player available.  They need upgrades all over the roster, so that’s a good thing.  Second, first-round talent has been streaming through the Cousins Center with regularity, so that’s another positive sign that talented young players aren’t shying away from coming to Milwaukee.

Some notes:

From Woelfel:

The Bucks worked out Melo last week and came away impressed. At the Bucks’ request, Melo returned to Milwaukee Monday at the team’s training facility in St. Francis.

A return visit? Well, that’s interesting now, isn’t it?

And here’s some lavish praise for Terrence Ross from Bucks assistant GM Jeff Weltman, via Gardner:

“He’s got NBA written all over him as far as his size, his athletic ability. It’s very rare you get a guy who is a good shooter and can generate his own shot.

“Often times the guys with the high three-point percentages are the spot-up guys. He’s a guy that can get it off the dribble, get it in the midrange, get it out on the floor and still have the same mechanics.”

Chicago Tribune: Northwestern’s John Shurna will have worked out for 13 teams by the time his pre-draft travels are over.  When he was in Milwaukee, the 6’9″ forward made an incredible 36 of 40 three-point shots in a shooting drill. SI.com:  It has gotten to the point where rumors are buying trendy vodka cocktails for other sexy tales, leading to a whole new generation of fresher, younger rumors, but according to Alex Kennedy of Hoopsworld.com (which appears to have buckled under the heavy load of pre-draft traffic), the Bucks want to move into the top-10 to get John Henson.

For each potential draftee, DraftExpress.com selects two players: one indicating the best type of player the draftee could turn out to be, and another indicating who they could be like if they flop.  For Henson, the best-case scenario is Marcus Camby, which is just wrong.  He won’t be a Camby — he’s not tall or strong or skilled enough for that.

The worst-case player comparsion for John Henson?

In a sad bit of irony,  it’s Larry Sanders.

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Tags: #12 Pick 2012 NBA Draft Fab Melo Jeff Weltman John Hammond John Henson John Shurna Larry Sanders Milwaukee Bucks Terrence Ross

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