Early buzz on 2023 NBA Draft prospects for the Milwaukee Bucks

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 23: (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
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After a disappointing close to the 2023 season, the Milwaukee Bucks have turned their attention to the off-season and how to improve next season.

Much of the attention right now revolves around the Bucks’ coaching search after the firing of Mike Budenholzer and the free agencies of players like Khris Middleton and Brook Lopez. With a wild amount of headlines focused on those things right now, there has understandably not been a lot of attention directed toward the upcoming 2023 NBA Draft. Yet, the Bucks are getting busy and have already started to look at and work out interesting draft prospects.

Early buzz on 2023 NBA Draft prospects for the Milwaukee Bucks

The first rumored draft prospect the Bucks are looking into is Kentucky big man Oscar Tshiebwe. Adam Zagoria has reported that the forward has a workout scheduled with the Bucks. Over the last two seasons, the 6-foot-9 forward averaged 16.9 points, 14.4 rebounds, 1.7 steals, and 1.4 blocks in 66 games, 64 of which were starts. The Bucks would be wise to add another big in the frontcourt this off-season, and Tshiebwe’s eye-popping numbers certainly make him interesting.

Another draft prospect the Bucks are eyeing is Mike Sharavjamts. According to Mongolian Hoops, Sharavjamts has received pre-draft workout invitations from the Bucks, Mavericks, and Jazz. The 6-foot-8 forward spent this past season with the Dayton Flyers, having averaged 5.6 points, 2.9 assists, and 1.9 rebounds per game in 32 appearances. With so many questions for the Bucks on the wing heading into the off-season, it is not surprising to see them looking at that position.

The final rumored prospect for the Bucks is Lamont Butler. Per Bill O’Rear, Butler has workouts on the horizon with the Bucks and Jazz. During his three years at San Diego State, Butler averaged a solid 7.1 points, 2.4 assists. 2.2 rebounds, and 1.4 steals per game while being named to the MWC All-Defensive Team twice. Butler would be another pesky guard defender for the Bucks who could learn from one of the best in Jrue Holiday.

The Bucks will not be selecting in the first round of the 2023 NBA Draft, so they will be left to do their bidding in the second round.

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