3 Takeaways from the Milwaukee Bucks’ exciting 2023 NBA Draft haul

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No. 2 – The Milwaukee Bucks clearly had a type heading into the 2023 NBA Draft

In a league that is becoming so wing heavy, it was no secret that the Milwaukee Bucks could use a few more players at the position. With Joe Ingles, Jae Crowder, and Wesley Matthews all set to hit free agency, the team was facing a depleted depth chart, but they certainly stocked up on it after the 2023 NBA Draft.

Jackson, Livingston, and Moore are all 6-foot-6 wings. Timme, a 6-foot-10 forward, breaks the mold here, but the idea is still crystal clear with those other three. Not only did the Bucks check off a major box on their off-season to-do list with three more wings, but they also added more youth and athleticism. These three players are incredible athletes and can jump out of the gym. It was as clear as day that Milwaukee lacked athleticism this past season, and these three can help change that next season. Those post-practice dunk contests will undoubtedly be must-see television.

During the past few years, Milwaukee has struggled with a lack of size on the wing. Outside of basically Khris Middleton, every rotational wing player the Bucks had was under 6-foot-5. Now, they have a trio of 6-foot-6 wings who can give the team some much-needed height and length. When there is a top-notch wing scorer in town, the Bucks now have an opportunity to match them up with a taller player rather than facing a size disadvantage like they oftentimes have in recent memory, especially in the postseason.

It’s wonderful to see General Manager Jon Horst address such a glaring hole for the Bucks.