Faced with the possibility of losing big man Brook Lopez this offseason, the Milwaukee Bucks picked up undrafted center Drew Timme out of Gonzaga with an Exhibit 10 contract.
After a disappointing postseason run where their youth and athleticism (or lack thereof) were exposed and picked apart, the Bucks are hoping that the 22-year-old Timme can be something of a project player for the eventuality that starting big man Brook Lopez ages or leaves the team.
Why Milwaukee Bucks fans should be excited about Drew Timme
Timme is a skilled scorer who can create his own shot. He is a good shooter from both inside and outside, and he has a soft touch around the rim. He averaged 21.2 points per game in his last season at Gonzaga, and he shot an extremely efficient 61.6 percent from the field.
His floor spacing is really the only drawback to the signing. Timme hardly attempted any shots from deep range and only converted on 16.7 percent of the shots he did take. He’ll be entering a Bucks team whose last offensive identity was letting it fly from 3-point range, so it will certainly be interesting to see how much he can expand his game in that regard.
Though he’s more of a traditional center, Timme is a good rebounder and a good passer, which makes him a relatively complete player for a big man. He averaged 6.7 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game in college, and he has the size and strength to compete for rebounds in the NBA while demonstrating he is a willing passer who can find open teammates.
For now, he’s a nice addition to Milwaukee’s center depth.