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

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Ranking the young Milwaukee Bucks: No. 3 – Chris Livingston, 19

The Milwaukee Bucks clearly believe in Chris Livingston, having handed him the largest salary for the final pick of an NBA Draft. At 19 years old, he’s the youngest player on the roster, and he will be placed under a microscope throughout his rookie campaign and beyond as the Bucks aim to put him in a position to succeed in the league.

Plenty of what was said about Omari Moore could be applied to Livingston. He’s a 6-foot-6 wing who will immediately give the team some much-needed depth. More so than Moore, Livingston has a shot to make more of an immediate impact due to his sturdy frame and defensive skill set. His defensive versatility could help mightily, especially as he becomes more seasoned as a player.

Livingston will spend most of the season learning behind Milwaukee’s other guys, which should be great for his development. He could undeniably learn a thing or two from players, but one he could look to emulate specifically is Jae Crowder due to their playstyles. If Livingston can become a stout wing defender who can also shoot the ball, he could earn his place in the rotation down the line.

It’s been a long time since the Milwaukee Bucks have had a 19-year-old in town that they clearly are all in on developing.