Milwaukee Bucks: Grades for D.J. Wilson draft pick

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Wilson has already got a pretty well-rounded offensive game in place, and should be able to help the Bucks in a number of ways in that department.

Most notably, the 21-year-old is a talented shooter. Wilson significantly increased his three-point attempts and percentage in his sophomore season, finishing the year at 37.3 percent on 2.9 attempts per game from deep.

Coupled with a field goal percentage of 53.8 percent and a very reliable free-throw mark of 83.3 percent, there’s no reason to believe that Wilson can’t continue to improve as a shooter when he lands in the NBA.

Although, Wilson’s struggles with contact have been widely documented, he does project to be more of a floor-spacing forward in the NBA, and has developed a nice range of shots to complement that role.

He demonstrates excellent touch, and even if he doesn’t always drive into traffic around the rim, his variety of leaners and hook shots are very difficult for opponents to stop due to his length.

An element of Wilson’s game which certainly shouldn’t be underrated, and is guaranteed to be utilized in Milwaukee, is his movement off the ball. Wilson is attentive when it comes to spotting opportunities to find space, and is more agile than many of the big men looking to guard him.

A key feature of Jabari Parker‘s offense since he arrived in Milwaukee has been his effective cutting, and Wilson should be able to operate in a lot of the same kind of actions that Parker regularly succeeds in.

Grade: A-