Milwaukee Bucks 2022 NBA Draft Scouting Report: Jaden Hardy

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G League Ignite: Jaden Hardy
Nov 17, 2021; El Segundo, CA, USA; Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /

The NBA draft is on June 23rd, and the Milwaukee Bucks hold the 24th pick of the first round. There are plenty of different ways they can go, including potentially trading the pick, but if they do use the pick, Jaden Hardy may be someone who they will be considering. Here is an analysis of his strengths and weaknesses, as well as how he would fit with the Bucks right now.

Jaden Hardy

  • Team: G-League Ignite
  • Position: Wing
  • Height: 6’4″
  • Weight: 200 lbs
  • Stats: 18.4 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists
    • 37 percent from the field, 29 percent from three, 76 percent from the line

Milwaukee Bucks Draft Scouting Report: Jaden Hardy – Strengths

Iso Scoring

Jaden Hardy is a bucket getter at wing, and scoring is his main strength. He excels in scoring in one-on-one situations and has a variety of moves in his bag. He can dribble and hit pull ups, stepbacks, turnarounds, you name it. With his ability to pull up and score from midrange or three as well as his ball-handling and ability to get to his spots, he has tons of scoring potential at the next level.

Catch-And-Shoot Potential

Not only is Hardy able to shoot and score off the dribble, but he also is effective on the catch-and-shoot. He made 36.6 percent of his catch-and-shoot threes in the G League, according to Synergy, and has shown the ability to be a knockdown shooter off the catch. He also has been able to shoot effectively off screens and movement, and he has games where he gets very hot. He looks like someone who can be a good shooter and scorer in the NBA.