7 Worthwhile trade up targets for the Milwaukee Bucks in 2023 NBA Draft

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Iowa Hawkeyes: Kris Murray
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Milwaukee Bucks target: Kris Murray (Wing/Forward – Iowa)

Height: 6’9″ / Weight: 215 lbs / Wingspan: 7’0″

Kris Murray is a solid bet to be a very sturdy 3-and-D role player in the NBA. He has the size and strength to be a nice defender and interior scorer, and then he also can spot-up and hit threes from outside at a pretty good rate. He’s another guy who doesn’t have a very high ceiling, but the floor is there with his combination of size and a skillset that is a perfect fit for the modern NBA and any team could use.

Milwaukee Bucks target: Rayan Rupert (Wing – New Zealand)

Height: 6’7″ / Weight: 195 lbs / Wingspan: 7’2″

Another athletic wing defender! Rupert has crazy length that makes him a defensive force on the ball and gives him the ability to guard multiple positions. He wreaks havoc on the defensive end and should be really good on that end at the next level, especially after he adds a little bit of strength. He may need a little bit of time to fill out and and improve offensively, but his defense is elite right now and his insane physical tools give him pretty high potential. He’d fill an immediate need for the Bucks while having the possibility to become a more complete player down the road.