Milwaukee Bucks: Grading every draft of the past decade

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17. Rashad Vaughn

Grade: F

What a shocker this was. With their first pick, which fell 17th overall, Milwaukee selected Rashad Vaughn out of UNLV. Vaughn was expected to add to Milwaukee’s three-point shooting, while also being touted as an able defender.

Since Vaughn was drafted however, he has been nothing but a disappointment, averaging only 3.2 points and 1.2 rebounds per contest, while shooting a paltry 30 percent from three.

While a lack of talent would be easy to blame, that doesn’t appear to be the issue with Vaughn. Vaughn suffers from a complete lack of confidence on the big stage. In the 2017 Summer League, Vaughn balled out averaging 16 points per game while shooting 51 percent from the field. Vaughn had also showed glimpses during the season, including his efforts against the Brooklyn Nets where he scored 22 points in a tight win for the Bucks.

But when it comes to the big stage, Vaughn appears to choke under the pressure, and just flat out can’t perform when it’s most required. Vaughn in isolation was a poor pick and would likely have resulted in a fail anyway for the Bucks. But what really earns Milwaukee an F in this instance is what they did with their second round pick.

The Bucks were in possession of the 46th pick when they traded it, along with the Clippers’ 2017 first round selection, for Toronto point guard Greivis Vasquez. Two picks is a high price to pay for Vasquez who only played 23 games for Milwaukee before he left in free agency in 2016.

There have been conflicting reports that Hammond was not in fact in total control on draft night in 2015. Some believe Jason Kidd’s influence led to several of these decisions. Regardless of who made the end call however, both moves were a major failure for the Bucks and as a result, they receive an F for their 2015 draft.