1 dream, 1 realistic, and 1 floor comparison for Bucks’ Chris Livingston

LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY - NOVEMBER 07 (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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With the 58th pick in the second round of the 2023 NBA Draft, the Milwaukee Bucks took a chance on forward Chris Livingston, who last played for the Kentucky Wildcats.

After a disappointing postseason run where their youth and athleticism (or lack thereof) were exposed and picked apart, the Bucks are naturally hoping that the 19-year-old Livingston, along with the rest of their draft haul, can develop into a solid contributor off the bench. They’ve needed to add some youth and athleticism to their roster for quite some time now, and Livingston fits the bill quite perfectly while being a good fit with their defensive identity.

Why Milwaukee Bucks fans should be excited about Chris Livingston

Livingston has the physical tools to be something in the NBA — even if it’s still uncertain exactly what that is. It’s certainly hard to mine out diamonds in the rough with the final pick in the draft, but it’s been done before by lesser ball clubs. Fortunately for the Bucks, Livingston has the perfect body type to play a great many roles in this association today. He is 6’6″ and 220 pounds, with a wingspan of 6-foot-11.

There’s a lot of potential to be excited about with Milwaukee’s latest rookie. Livingston is an excellent athlete with a great first step and the ability to finish at the rim. On top of that, he has a serviceable shooting stroke and has shown the ability to hit shots from both inside and outside.

Now is as good a time as any to take a closer look at Livingston’s game and compare him to some of his potential ceiling and floor comparisons.