NBA Draft 2017 Prospect Watch: Tyler Dorsey

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Fit with the Bucks

Tyler Dorsey is an interesting second round prospect for the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2017 NBA Draft. Ties with Giannis Antetokounmpo, a prolific shooter from three-point range, and a natural scorer make me think the possibility is there for him to land in Milwaukee.

The Bucks are set at shooting guard with Khris Middleton as the starter. Tony Snell while a 3-and-D specialist is a restricted free agent who could be given a contract out of the Bucks salary range. Rashad Vaughn has done little to prove his first round selection and he may struggle to have his option picked up next year, if he’s not used as part of an off-season trade. There may be room for Dorsey at the shooting guard position.

The Bucks could see what Dorsey has to offer at the point guard position as well. Matthew Dellavedova and Malcolm Brogdon were an upgrade from past point guard history, however neither player is a prolific scorer. Dorsey has the capability of bringing instant offense at the guard position, similar to Jason Terry current Bucks player and free agent.

In fact, the similarities between Terry and Dorsey are striking on the surface. Terry is a small combo guard from the West coast who started as a point guard early in his career and later became a source of instant offense.

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A combo guard who is great in transition, shoots the long ball at a high rate, and brings scoring and clutch shooting off the bench is a valuable commodity. If available at the 48th pick on draft night, expect the Bucks to give serious consideration to drafting Tyler Dorsey.