After an incredibly successful four-year run at Gonzaga, Drew Timme went undrafted, which led to him signing an Exhibit 10 with the Milwaukee Bucks.
Timme is likely to join the Bucks for training camp in the coming weeks, and it will be interesting to see how things ultimately shake out for the big man.
Age: 23 (Birthday is September 9)
2023-24 Salary: $1.1 million (Non-guaranteed)
NBA Experience: N/A
Last Season’s Stats: N/A
Bucks 2023-24 player profile: What does Drew Timme’s future look like?
With Milwaukee’s roster currently full, including all three of their two-way slots, Timme will not be one of the 18 players in town this coming season, at least not right away. After camp, it would not be surprising whatsoever if the Wisconsin Herd, Milwaukee’s G-League affiliate, extended an offer for Timme to suit up for them this coming season.
Playing for the Herd would allow Timme to get some valuable reps and game action that he would not get at the NBA level, which would help his development. If that does happen, Milwaukee could call Timme up during the season if they needed depth in the frontcourt, perhaps due to an injury or some other circumstance. He’d be a nice piece to keep around in the organization.
On the floor, Timme is not the traditional type of center that the Bucks have pursued over the past few years, largely due to his inability to shoot the long ball. During his four-year collegiate stay, the 6-foot-10 big man shot just 19-of-76 from three (25 percent). He’s much better close to the hoop, having shot 63.8 percent on his 2-point tries in that timeframe.
If the Bucks truly envision Timme being around for the long haul, perhaps they could look to add a perimeter shot to his arsenal, similar to how Brook Lopez, who was also a low post threat, added a reliable 3-point shot to his game once he got to Milwaukee. It’s hard to find a rotational big in the NBA today who doesn’t have some semblance of an outside shot, so Timme must try to adapt.
Ultimately, Drew Timme likely won’t see much time, if any, with the Milwaukee Bucks in 2023-24. Yet, if he does play in the G-League, he’d certainly be an interesting player to keep an eye on.
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