Milwaukee Bucks 2020 NBA Draft: 5 sleepers to target with 24th overall pick

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As they hold the 24th overall pick, we look at five sleeper prospects that could be of interest to the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2020 NBA Draft.

We’re now 10 days away from the 2020 NBA Draft, making the finish line for the longest pre-draft process starting to come into sight for all NBA teams.

Holding the 24th overall pick in the draft, the Milwaukee Bucks have quite the choice to make as to whether they think they can find a prospect to help them now and in the future or offload the pick for an immediate contributor. Given the pressure that surrounds them this offseason, it’s quite the dilemma they have on their hands.

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We’ve already gone through all of the positions groups and archetypes that may be of interest to them, whether it’s guards, wings, forwards and big men that carry some of the qualities and skills the Bucks are in need of addressing this offseason.

But what about the prospects that are currently being overvalued or underlooked as the pre-draft process rolls on?

With that, let’s look at some prospects that fall under that line of thinking and could be in the conversation of what they value through the draft this year.

Nico Mannion

To start us all off, let’s look at someone who is no stranger to playing under bright lights, that being Nico Mannion.

The buzz around Mannion has certainly tempered as the pre-draft process has extended on over the last several months, which couldn’t contrast further from how he entered the collective consciousness so many years ago.

Coming into his one-and-done year at Arizona, Mannion didn’t exactly light the world on fire with middling productivity and shooting inconsistencies. When combined with the athletic and physical deficiencies he carries, it has added up to the standing he’s in where he’s not guaranteed to hear his name called in the first round on November 18.

What Mannion will be banking on in trying to present his case to NBA teams is the shot creation and playmaking potential he brings to the table. The dynamism he has in being able to shoot it with and without the ball in his hands as well as on the move is interesting, as is the playmaking qualities.

We’ve seen smaller guards such as Devonte’ Graham find success as a lead ball handler, albeit in a rebuilding situation. Mannion will certainly have to rely on improving his shooting proficiency to make up for the lack of explosiveness he has when driving at the rim and his defense will almost certainly be a huge question mark wherever he goes.

To learn more about Mannion and his potential fit with the Bucks, you can read all about that here.