Ranking the Milwaukee Bucks’ 25 and under talent based on their potential

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After having the oldest roster in the NBA last season, it was clear heading into the off-season that the Milwaukee Bucks needed more youth.

Throughout the draft, free agency, and Summer League, management has done an excellent job of bringing in more young pieces. Although not all of the young players will be able to help the Bucks immediately next season, they all have the potential to make an impact at some point. With all of that said, let us look at the eight 25 and under pieces on the roster and rank them based on their potential to help the Milwaukee Bucks.

Ranking the young Milwaukee Bucks: No. 8 – Drew Timme, 22

The Bucks swiftly signed Drew Timme to an Exhibit-10 contract after he went undrafted in the 2023 NBA Draft. That will give the big man a chance to stick around in Milwaukee if he can take advantage of the opportunity. While Timme comes in last here, there is no denying that he is still a tremendous player who is one of the most accomplished in Gonzaga’s history.

Timme comes in last due to how his skills may translate to the NBA. At Gonzaga, he was a sheer force down in the post, having done essentially all of his work down there. In the modern NBA, a low-post enforcer is rare, especially when they have little athleticism and not much of a passing game. About 15 or 20 years ago, Timme would have skyrocketed higher on draft boards.

For now, Timme will likely stick with the Wisconsin Herd in the G-League, where he can work on his game and get some good reps. If Timme does indeed want to make it to the next level at one point, the biggest thing he’ll have to work on is that perimeter shot. If he could even develop it a little bit, teams would likely be far more willing to take a closer look at him.

At 22 years old, Timme has plenty of room to grow moving forward. The chances of him becoming a full-time Buck at some point are slim, but fans should never say never, especially if the big man’s game develops. For now, picking him up on an Exhibit-10 contract is a very justifiable move.