What player archetypes should the Milwaukee Bucks target in 2022 Draft?

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As we inch closer to the NBA Draft, fans and media will endlessly debate the potential and value of certain prospects over others. The reality is, however, that a lot of draft success comes from pure luck, and is extremely dependent on extraneous factors such as personality, fit or injuries. Therefore, it can be useful to focus more on player archetypes and broader strokes when discussing who the Milwaukee Bucks should draft, instead of guessing how individuals will fit into the culture of a team.

The Milwaukee Bucks hold the 24th pick in the first round of the 2022 NBA Draft on June 23rd, what type of player should they select?

For the purpose of this article, player archetypes will be akin to a style and role a player would fit into in the modern NBA. Some examples include a small-ball four or a 3-and-D wing. Players will often fall into multiple different archetypes, but having that particular skill set can provide immense value for a team.

This also gives me a good amount of plausible deniability for when the people I suggest turn out to be busts. Instead of arguing for one guy, why not cast a wider net and increase the likelihood that I’ll be right about at least one of them?

In all seriousness though, draft picks are essentially a lottery ticket, and I mostly believe that pre-draft projections are relatively pointless for guys outside the early lottery. In light of that, in the coming slides, I will argue for a couple different player archetypes that I believe the Bucks lack in their current roster. The players I list that fall into these archetypes do not include likely lottery picks, but may include guys that will possibly not fall to pick 24.

The order of the slides are organized in the order of need, with the first slide being the most needed archetype.