Milwaukee Bucks: Why Kessler Edwards could be a good pick at 31

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Kessler Edwards needs to improve his ball-handling and playmaking, but that could be improved with the Milwaukee Bucks

One of the knocks against Edwards is limited ball-handling skills, but that, along with the rest of his game, could improve over time with the Bucks.

At 21 years old, Edwards has plenty of time to improve, and he could get that development with the Bucks. For many young NBA prospects, a spaced-out NBA floor could be what they need to improve their ball-handling and playmaking. For Edwards, he could shine with floor spacing and can develop into a better passer as a result of that. With a low number of career assists totaling just 112 during his stay at college, Edwards will need to work on his passing when transitioning to the next level.

However, if drafted by Milwaukee, Kessler could be thrown right into the perfect situation. With a player like Giannis, who thrives on cutting through defenses and getting into the paint, Edwards can easily find the Greek Freak to improve his passing skills. Milwaukee also has one of the best playmakers in the league in Holiday operating at the point guard position, which could benefit Edwards from the jump. He would have the capability to learn from one of the league’s best playmakers if drafted by Milwaukee, and he could have a quick development if given the opportunity.

While Edwards has some areas to improve, his shooting and defensive abilities make him an intriguing target for the Bucks without question. If Milwaukee ultimately hangs onto their pick and takes a chance on him, he will bring impressive shooting and defensive knowledge to the building.

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With wing depth listed as a potential need for the Bucks, Edwards could be one of the best candidates available with the first pick in the second round.