Milwaukee Bucks: Rounding up draft day mock drafts

Jun 23, 2016; New York, NY, USA; NBA commissioner Adam Silver speaks before the start of the first round of the 2016 NBA Draft at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 23, 2016; New York, NY, USA; NBA commissioner Adam Silver speaks before the start of the first round of the 2016 NBA Draft at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports /

With the NBA Draft upon us, let’s take a closer look at who the major mock drafts around the internet have the Milwaukee Bucks selecting.

As the team who’ll be in the war room making decisions for the Milwaukee Bucks will be readying themselves for an important few hours, those who track prospects through the NBA Draft process all-year long have been making their final adjustments to their own projections.

Over the years, the mock draft has become a fan favorite and a staple of the process as the wider NBA public get acquainted with prospects and try to figure out who their team might select.

Our own final mock draft posted on Wednesday, with resident draft expert Lukas Harkins mocking Luke Kennard and Cameron Oliver to the Bucks at 17 and 48 respectively.

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But what are the experts from elsewhere around the internet suggesting the Bucks will do?

We rounded up the picks for Milwaukee from some of the most notable mock draft destinations around the internet, including the reasoning behind the choices where provided.

All picks are accurate as of 7/22 at 3pm Central Time.

Draft Express – Jonathan Givony

17th – Justin Patton

48th – George De Paula

ESPN – Chad Ford

17th – Bam Adebayo

"“A shake-up in the Bucks’ front office has everyone guessing about what new GM Jon Horst is going to do at No. 17. There was a growing consensus before he got the job that if Adebayo was on the board, they’d bite. He was a bit disappointing at Kentucky, but his athleticism, lateral quickness and NBA body are all major selling points.I also hear that this is the floor for Harry Giles if he’s still on the board.”"

48th – Thomas Bryant

CBS Sports – Gary Parrish

17th – Jarrett Allen

"“Allen was on a bad team in his one year at Texas — mostly because the Longhorns were young everywhere and without a point guard. But the 6-11 athlete was consistently good from February on and showed flashes of why he’s worthy of being selected in the top 20. I’m not sure he can help Milwaukee next season. But he could eventually.”"

48th – P.J. Dozier

"“Dozier is a former McDonald’s All-American who helped South Carolina advance to the Final Four. If not for an inconsistent jumper, he might go in the first round.”"

Sports Illustrated – Andrew Sharp

17th – Justin Patton

"“Patton is big (6’11”, 7’3″ frame), mobile, and he’s got touch out to three-point range. He’s a late bloomer who actually redshirted a year at Creighton before emerging this season, but there’s a lot to work with for a team looking to groom a big man of the future, and there’s little doubt that he’ll eventually settle into regular NBA minutes. Part of me would rather the Bucks sell high on Malcolm Brogdon and try to trade up in this draft—Malik Monk, Dennis Smith, or Donovan Mitchell could be awesome next to Giannis—but if they stay put, look for the Bucks to go for someone with a high floor. Patton fits the bill.”"

The Ringer – Kevin O’Connor

17th – Harry Giles

"“Injuries have robbed him of his elite standing in this draft class, but his versatility and athleticism as a big still make him an enticing prospect.”"

48th – Devin Robinson

"“A head-at-the-rim leaper who has developed into a 3-and-D-style player with room to improve as a shooter and ball handler.”" – Scott Howard-Cooper

17th – Bam Adebayo

"“He can play with some power inside or use mobility to score in transition, complete with the leaping ability that could lead to finishing a lot of lobs. Beyond potential as a rebounder and the ability to play in open court, though, Adebayo needs to show he can expand his game on offense. He would ideally be paired with a big who can hit a shot or score from the post … or as part of a team with a dynamic set of scoring guards.”"

48th – Cameron Oliver

"“Averaging 8.7 rebounds in just 31.9 minutes last season as a sophomore, a skill that usually translates to the pros, is a testament to his athleticism and work ethic. (Not to mention 16 points and 2.6 blocks per game, along with 38.4 percent behind the arc, a sign he can impact beyond the paint.) It doesn’t hurt that Oliver played for long-time NBA coach Eric Musselman in 2016-17 at Nevada.”"

Sporting News – Sean Deveney

17th – Terrance Ferguson

"“Ferguson has a pretty wide range, having skipped out on college to play in Australia, where teams tracking him had mixed reviews. He is not particularly explosive, but he is an excellent shooter who works well off screens and has a dash of athleticism. Interest ranges as high as the Hornets at No. 11, with the Pistons and Heat also looking at Ferguson in the lottery. With Greg Monroe opting in for next season, the Bucks will forgo bigs. They need shooting and some depth on the wings.”"

USA Today – Adi Joseph

17th – Jarrett Allen

"“The Bucks’ front-office makeover took some surprising turns. What new general manager Jon Horst plans to do after taking over a week before the draft is up in the air. Allen would be a traditional choice. With no ideal point guard available, taking another ridiculously long, athletic big man could fit with the already existing plan in Milwaukee.”"

FanSided – Chris Stone

17th – Harry Giles

"“Greg Monroe may have opted into his contract, but that doesn’t mean he is part of the Milwaukee Bucks’ long-term plans. Finding another big man to rotate with Thon Maker in the frontcourt should be a priority and taking a risk on Duke’s Harry Giles just might be the most favorable option. The 6-foot-11 center was once the top-rated prospect in this class, but knee injuries slowed down his development this season.For much of the year, Giles simply couldn’t get on the court as the Blue Devils rolled out small ball lineups featuring Jayson Tatum at the power forward spot and fifth-year senior Amile Jefferson at center. When Giles did hit the floor, there were some obvious struggles as he didn’t seem to fully trust his knee yet and occasionally stumbled his way through pick-and-roll defense.It wasn’t all bad for Giles, though. There were signs that the knee was improving as the season went on and he was very good statistically on the defensive end when he was on the floor. He averaged 2.3 blocks and 1.2 steals per 40 minutes in those limited minutes. Giles would be a risk at No. 17, but he’s one that could pay off big if he ever returns to his fully healthy form.”"

Next: 2017 NBA Mock Draft 2.0: Full two-round look at potential selections

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