3 2024 NBA Draft prospects the Milwaukee Bucks should hope fall to them

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Tristan da Silva, Colorado

Sticking with lengthy forwards at the collegiate level, Colorado's Tristan da Silva is a fascinating name leading up to the NBA Draft since his stock has been all over the place. In the previously-mentioned draft from The Athletic, da Silva was mocked to go to the Bucks in the second round, but now, plenty of mocks have him going in the top 20.

The forward's rise on draft boards is largely due to a strong showing in the NCAA Tournament, where he averaged 18 points per game. Yet, he's been playing good basketball all season long, averaging a line of 16 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.1 steals per game across 34 NCAA contests.

The 23-year-old would be a nice fit with the Milwaukee Bucks. While he isn't the uber-athletic forward this team could use, he has plenty of boons. He's a strong perimeter shooter, a capable defender, and a solid scoring threat. At 6-foot-8, 200lbs, he's got nice size and could become a legitimate versatile weapon for the Bucks off of the bench.

At 23 and with four years of college experience under his belt, da Silva may be ready to find himself in the rotation from day one next season. Given Milwaukee's title aspirations, picking a more NBA-ready player over a potential project could be a massive, win-now move. The only question is whether or not he will be on the board when it's Milwaukee's turn to pick.

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