Milwaukee Bucks: 5 options for No. 10 selection in 2016 NBA redraft

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No. 4 option for the Milwaukee Bucks in 2016 NBA redraft — Caris LeVert

Sticking with guards, the Bucks could have bolstered their rotation by selecting Caris LeVert from Michigan. LeVert fell to the Indiana Pacers with the 20th overall pick and was immediately traded to the Brooklyn Nets, where he developed into a promising player.

The strongest attribute of LeVert’s is certainly his scoring, as he has averaged double figures in four of his first five seasons – the exception being his rookie year. LeVert is coming off a career year in 2020-21 split between the Nets and Pacers, where he averaged 20.2 points, 5.2 assists, and 4.6 rebounds per game, all career-highs. Slated to have a big role with the Pacers moving forward, the swingman has the potential to develop into a star player if he can stay healthy.

In 2016-17, Milwaukee’s shooting guard rotation included players like Tony Snell, Rashad Vaughn (who also got a redraft recently), an aging Jason Terry, and a player that will be mentioned in the next slide. LeVert would have been an immediate upgrade over any of those three names, giving the Bucks a scoring wing that would have hypothetically fit next to the duo of Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton. LeVert’s inability to space the floor – A career 33.6 percent shooter from three – may have caused some problems, but knowing what he is now, the Bucks would have considered.