Milwaukee Bucks: 5 options for No. 17 selection in 2015 NBA redraft

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Milwaukee Bucks: Eric Bledsoe, Philadelphia 76ers: Josh Richardson
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No. 4 option for Milwaukee Bucks in 2015 NBA redraft — Josh Richardson

Looking through guards that were selected after the Bucks took Vaughn at 17, Josh Richardson is certainly one that would have been an interesting target. The Miami Heat took Richardson with the 40th overall pick in 2015, and the selection proved to be a steal.

Richardson quickly showed potential as a two-way player, flashing glimpses of star power along the way. His scoring has been the stronger aspect of his game, averaging double figures in five out of his first six seasons, the only exception being his rookie year where he was primarily used in a bench role. Defensively, the swingman has been a tenacious player on that side of the ball, giving teams a versatile defender to throw at opposing wings.

For the Bucks, Richardson would have been an immediate upgrade over Vaughn. His game on the offensive end would have fit in seamlessly with the team, particularly for a Milwaukee team that ranked 25th in points per game the following season. Vaughn averaged 3.1 points during his time with the Bucks, failing in comparison to the 12.3 points per game Richardson has averaged for his career. On the defensive end, it is not close either as Richardson would have been another solid piece to utilize.

After four seasons with the Heat, Richardson has spent time with the Philadelphia 76ers and the Dallas Mavericks and will now be heading to the Boston Celtics. Who knows how things may have panned out if his journey began in Milwaukee.