The Milwaukee Bucks are still riding high after winning the NBA championship earlier this month.
While the front office has certainly enjoyed the victory, they will have a quick turnaround with the 2021 NBA Draft and free agency quickly approaching. Many questions linger about the future of certain Bucks players, and they will be looking to bring in a young fresh face in the draft as they hold the 31st pick, the very first selection in the second round.
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While their needs aren’t glaring at this point, there are certainly some positions that could use some added depth. Bolstering this roster heading into next season is the top priority as the Bucks prepare to defend their hard-earned title as world champions.
With that being said, here are three potential needs the Milwaukee Bucks can address in Thursday night’s draft.
Milwaukee Bucks need to address their backup point guard situation in 2021 NBA Draft
Milwaukee’s lead facilitator Jrue Holiday had a remarkable regular season and postseason.
His stifling defense, flashy playmaking, and facilitating made for a great season as the starting point guard. Holiday is poised to have another great season ahead of him, but a question remains: who will back him up? With the uncertainty of Jeff Teague’s future as Milwaukee’s backup point guard, the Bucks could be looking to pick up a second unit floor general at pick 31.
With Teague’s limited role in Milwaukee, he may be on the move looking for a larger role in another organization. Certainly, most second-round players are project players. However, getting a young point guard to develop behind one of the league’s best guards could be beneficial to both the rookie and the team.
With that pick first selection in the second round, Milwaukee has the ability to potentially pick up some first round talent that may have slid down the draft board. With a deep draft class at the guard position, Milwaukee is in a good spot to pick up their backup point guard for the 2021-2022 season if they so desire.
Potential candidates: Miles McBride, Nah’Shon “Bones” Hyland, Tre Mann